AlfordDesignsLtd

Alford Designs Limited, LLC

Lynchburg, Virginia On Etsy since 2016

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AlfordDesignsLtd

Alford Designs Limited, LLC

Lynchburg, Virginia | 96 Sales

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Announcement    Current Sale: Memorial Day sale on select in-stock items - 10% up to 70% off!
May 25th through June 24th, 2020 - hurry limited stock!
Orders over $35 Free shipping anywhere in the USA.
ALL our products are proudly made in the USA!!

**We value you as a customer and do everything in our power to keep all of our workspaces 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.**

Announcement

Last updated on May 27, 2020

Current Sale: Memorial Day sale on select in-stock items - 10% up to 70% off!
May 25th through June 24th, 2020 - hurry limited stock!
Orders over $35 Free shipping anywhere in the USA.
ALL our products are proudly made in the USA!!

**We value you as a customer and do everything in our power to keep all of our workspaces 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.**

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Dr. Mary Alford

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Dr. Mary Alford

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About AlfordDesignsLtd

Sales 96
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. I have designed and made my own apparel, apparel for ministers/pastors, wedding gowns, bridesmaids 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 leather items that include carry purses, CC items, accessories, apparel, and specialty products.

We carry a large line of beautiful 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 Virginia, USA. :)

In addition, my background undergraduate work was in fashion, have a 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. 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!

So my doctoral research compelled me even more to express my ideas and designs to customers. I love what I do, and love designing and creating things. :)

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

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  • 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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