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I'm originally from Harrisburg, PA, where I never gave a single thought to being a designer. After high school I moved to Phoenix where I had several different career aspirations, including doctor of natural medicine and music producer. One day a friend of mine showed me a purse she had made. Literally a rectangle folded in half with a cord strap. I thought "That looks fun and I can totally do it better." Another friend just happened to mention she was taking a fashion course at the local college. I signed up for the next semester and never looked back.

I attended Phoenix College where I received an A.A.S. in Fashion design and also worked for 3 semesters as a teacher's assistant in all level of hands-on construction classing. In 2007 I was awarded the first ever Scottsdale Fashion Week Designer of the Year award. In 2008 I moved to NYC. It was somewhere I never even thought about living…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 15
  • Joined December 29, 2005

Favorite materials

wool, silk, corduroy, faux leather

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About

I'm originally from Harrisburg, PA, where I never gave a single thought to being a designer. After high school I moved to Phoenix where I had several different career aspirations, including doctor of natural medicine and music producer. One day a friend of mine showed me a purse she had made. Literally a rectangle folded in half with a cord strap. I thought "That looks fun and I can totally do it better." Another friend just happened to mention she was taking a fashion course at the local college. I signed up for the next semester and never looked back.

I attended Phoenix College where I received an A.A.S. in Fashion design and also worked for 3 semesters as a teacher's assistant in all level of hands-on construction classing. In 2007 I was awarded the first ever Scottsdale Fashion Week Designer of the Year award. In 2008 I moved to NYC. It was somewhere I never even thought about living. It just suddenly became an option. Now I can't imagine living anywhere else, the opportunities are so endless!

Sewing and creating are my life and I love every single second of what I do. I take great pride in my designs and part of me goes into every item I make. All of my purses, neckties and apparel are of my own design, from patterns I make from scratch. I love ALL animals and I do not use animal skins or fur in any of my work. if you see something that looks like leather, it's faux. There are amazing faux leathers on the market today and I encourage you to embrace them!

If you are interested in additional photos of any item or the process involved in making it, I am happy to share!

I really enjoy creating custom orders and would love to work with you to create that special piece that you're dreaming of but just can't find. I do LOTS of weddings! I have many sources for multitudes of gorgeous fabrics. Just because you don’t see it in my shop doesn’t mean that we can’t make it happen. Please contact me with any questions about anything I do!

Website: www.JesSwitaj.com

Faceboook: www.facebook.com/JesSwitajFashion

Instagram: jesswitajdesigns

Twitter: @JesSwitaj

Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/jesswitaj/

Interested in wholesale?
Contact me at jesswitaj [!at] gmail.com


My other Etsy shop! Here I sell some vintage items and some de-stash, mainly beads, trim, fabric and patterns:

pastpresents.etsy.com

And my home decor shop!

jesswitajhome.etsy.com

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