Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Bags of Style for Graphic Communication graduate Ashley Jessiman

Graphic Communication graduate Ashley Jessiman uses her love of vintage graphics, print and 50s fashion in her own company, SodaKitsch based in Edinburgh. All their items are lovingly hand-crafted using the highest quality traditional leather, to create handbags, briefcases, satchels and accessories with a contemporary twist. Disappointed with the mass produced, poor quality leather goods found today Ashley and her business partner Ian Dunlop set out to create bags that will last a life time.
Sourcing the best possible leathers they line the bags with quality screen printed suede & fabric linings, which are printed using Eco Friendly Water-based Screen Printing Inks.

The idea all began during Ashley’s Final Year Major Project here at Wolverhampton. Her company won the Glenmorangie/National Museum of Scotland Commission and were featured as part of The List Magazine’s March Style issue, featured as "Ones to Watch".

You can catch Soda Kitsch in Manchester at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair from 22nd-24th October 2010, or to view their work simply go online: http://www.sodakitsch.com

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