AlfordDesignsLtd

Alford Designs Limited, LLC

Lynchburg, Virginia

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Announcement    Just in time for Christmas!!! Shop our handcrafted items made in the USA. Shop early for the best selection!
Sale on select items now through 10/31/2021

We offer FREE shipping for orders $35 and more for buyers in the US.

We are offering FREE gift wrapping on all our items between now and December 25th, 2021. Type the words "FREE GIFT WRAP" in the comments of your order. If you have ordered multiple items from us in one order, and you want each item gift wrapped separately, please leave instructions in the comments. :)

We have a nice assortment of items available to ship quickly, that are made in the USA (they are not stuck in some shipping container waiting to dock or be unloaded).

We look forward to serving you in 2021! We have some beautiful new items/collections for 2021... Please favorite our shop so you will receive notifications about any upcoming sales and new item notifications :)

Orders over $35 Free shipping anywhere in the USA.
ALL our products are proudly made in our workshop in Virginia, USA

**We value you as a customer and do everything in our power to keep all of our workspace clean with Clorox disinfectant wipes. All our items - leathers, lining materials, and hardware were purchased and received long before the deadly virus.
All products are made in a clean and non-smoking environment. No one working for our company is sick or has the COVID 19 virus. We handle all our items and orders with well-washed hands with gloves. Our work areas are cleaned with anti-bacterial wipes such as Clorox wipes.**

If you have questions about our products or your order, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help and answer your questions.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 19, 2021

Just in time for Christmas!!! Shop our handcrafted items made in the USA. Shop early for the best selection!
Sale on select items now through 10/31/2021

We offer FREE shipping for orders $35 and more for buyers in the US.

We are offering FREE gift wrapping on all our items between now and December 25th, 2021. Type the words "FREE GIFT WRAP" in the comments of your order. If you have ordered multiple items from us in one order, and you want each item gift wrapped separately, please leave instructions in the comments. :)

We have a nice assortment of items available to ship quickly, that are made in the USA (they are not stuck in some shipping container waiting to dock or be unloaded).

We look forward to serving you in 2021! We have some beautiful new items/collections for 2021... Please favorite our shop so you will receive notifications about any upcoming sales and new item notifications :)

Orders over $35 Free shipping anywhere in the USA.
ALL our products are proudly made in our workshop in Virginia, USA

**We value you as a customer and do everything in our power to keep all of our workspace clean with Clorox disinfectant wipes. All our items - leathers, lining materials, and hardware were purchased and received long before the deadly virus.
All products are made in a clean and non-smoking environment. No one working for our company is sick or has the COVID 19 virus. We handle all our items and orders with well-washed hands with gloves. Our work areas are cleaned with anti-bacterial wipes such as Clorox wipes.**

If you have questions about our products or your order, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help and answer your questions.

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Dr. Mary Alford

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Dr. Mary Alford

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About AlfordDesignsLtd

Sales 704
On Etsy since 2016

My Story

Thank you for taking the time to stop in. I have been designing and sewing for over 40 years. I taught Design and Construction at a large university in Virginia for a decade. I have designed and made my own apparel, apparel for ministers/pastors, wedding gowns, bridesmaid's gowns, flower girl dresses, and specialized apparel - for decades. I have also designed and created many interior projects.

I have been designing and working with leather for over five years. Designing and making purses, bags, concealed carry items, briefcases, leather earrings, and many leather accessories. Working with leather has not been much different than sewing other types of accessories. It has been a fun and exciting experience and adding to my skills.

Over the years, I also found it difficult to find quality American-made leather goods and apparel. How we got started in this particular leather business, I was looking for a designer-looking concealed carry purse that was made in the USA. I could not find one that I like. Many were just plain, and none at the time were actually made in the USA. So I made one for myself, and then others like what I made, and that is how we got started. So, I started making my own and now I am offering my designs to the public to enjoy a fresh designer and stylish fine leather items that include purses, bags, satchels, CC items, accessories, apparel, and specialty products.

We carry a large line of beautifully handcrafted leather purses and leather accessories that are made in the USA. All our leathers, fabric liners, zippers are all made here in the United States. We now offer many other types of items also made in the USA. We started our business in 2015, and have loved every minute. We sell directly to customers and we also sell wholesale. All of our items are made in the USA. :)

In addition, my background undergraduate work was in fashion, have an earned MBA, and an earned Doctorate of Business Administration degree. My doctoral research was on the apparel manufacturing industry in the US. As I was doing my research, I felt even more compelled to design, and make items that are made in the United States. Fun fact I discovered while completing my research: between 1998 and 2013, apparel items made and shipped to the USA from China increased by almost 11,000%!!! Close to 700,000 apparel manufacturing jobs in the US were lost!

Thereby my doctoral research compelled me, even more, to express my ideas and designs to customers who desire handcrafted items made in the USA. I love what I do, and love designing and creating things. :)

Please stop by often. :) Thank you again for shopping with us. :)

Shop members

  • Dr. Mary Alford

    Owner, Designer

    Welcome! I am so glad you stopped in today. I have been designing and sewing for over 40 years. I have decades of professional experience within the apparel and textile industries and college teaching experience in apparel design and construction.

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Last updated on Dec 27, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes, we can personalize some items. However, personalized items cannot be returned.