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We are an artisan leather handbag brand, focusing on the beauty of natural materials, minimal design, and small-batch production.

 
 
Rebecca Stirm-Lennan
 
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"I spend my studio days planning our marketing and social media, pattern-making & developing new handbag prototypes, shooting product photography, lifestyle, & blog images, and teaching new production techniques to my team!" 

Founder | Creative Director 

Maricia Chun
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Production manager + 

Quality Control 

Not only do I oversee our small production team daily, but I also handle of a large portion of the more complicated stitching, while keeping bag production on schedule & on point. making sure each bag is up to standard, finished perfectly, and ready to ship! 

Carina Cho
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Stitching + Finishing

My specialty is our handbag linings. I arrange and assemble the handbag interiors, as well as most of the prep-work for putting them together! I'm also the hands behind each leather bag tassel, cutting and putting each one together with care, and love!  

Esther Chun
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Cutting & Printing

Cutting, dyeing, and printing is my forte' ! Each piece of leather is cut -- individually -- then hand-dyed, and finished by me! I hand-print each of our canvas linings, paint and burnish every edge, and even put together the ADORABLE little carry-bags your handbag comes in! 

Our Company Culture..

I (Rebecca) believe strongly in self-care, the importance of relationships, and truly LIVING life. 

 

I wanted to do things differently, create time and opportunity for LIFE and adventure to happen, and make our workplace as enjoyable --and yes, FUN as I could. 

So, we work hard and we work early, from 8 am -3:30 pm, with a short lunch-break -- giving us time in the afternoons / evenings to spend adventuring and building connections with our families and friends, learning new things, and exploring other interests. 

We work to a consistent beat of great background music, and take birthday's very seriously! 


We enjoy our jobs, each other's company, and the "culture" that has become a norm for us in the workplace. 

 

The Back-story -- How TWIG & PEARL Came to be.. 

 

After years of working towards becoming a Womens-wear designer, In 2014 I (Rebecca) left my  Job designing custom women's wear and bridal gowns, to find and build something that I believed in.

I spent months soul-searching, learning new skills, and scribbling down ideas, sketches, and plans for what on earth I would do next with my life.

I began with zero leather-work training and zero clue of how to make a handbag. I developed my first few leather handbag prototypes (Early versions of the current Ashley tote and Mona minibag) and at 22 I launched TWIG & PEARL with a pile of ideas, very little marketing and business know-how, raw and completely un-refined bag making skills,  and 5 big goals:

1.) To build a fashion brand that would celebrate the things I love so dearly about Belizean life


2.) To create a waste-free small batch production process based entirely around sustainability  and  our value of the environment


3.) To use a minimum of 70% natural materials in the construction of each of our pieces

 

4.) To build in-house production by training & employing Belizean women

 5.)  to build and launch one of Belize's first e-commerce stores, catering for both local and international sales. 

 

I'm excited because just a few years later,  I've seen these five  goals, one-by-one, reached. We've launched our line in our own online shop, trained and now employ two amazing young artisan women, and we produce all our pieces in-house from natural locally sourced leather, hardwood, and hand-printed cotton. 

Dreams and goals don't accomplish themselves overnight. But people who work hard and have a purpose and vision behind their dreams and goals, do accomplish them over time..