Vegan Original Functional Handmade Bag

Sewing... I love vintage floral fabric and colorful thread!
SOLA W. Vegan Original Functional Handmade Bag
My studio, also a dinning room. :)
Waxed canvas and materials. As the fabric ages, waxed canvas develops a well-worn and comfortable patina.
Tools I use frequently.

Live toward the dream

My name is Cindy. I came from Taipei, Taiwan. It is a small country in southeast of Asia. In 2009, my husband made a plan, which is studying in the United States. Therefore, I came to Maryland with my husband and started our new life!

After I came to United State, I lost the focus of my life. My English was not good and I had hard time to find new friends here. All I need to think is what we eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner… I felt empty. I didn’t know what I could do here. I was a fashion designer before I decided to come to the United States. I was worry about my future and my return to Taiwan that whether I could go back to my designer position again or not.

The first year was so tough for me. At that time, I tried to find out what could I do; what is my dream and passion. I always want to be a designer. Fortunately, I found the Etsy website. I thought maybe I could design and make some clothing or bags for selling. I also wanted to support my family with my own ability.

From Taipei, Taiwan → Tokyo, Japan → Maryland, US → Salzburg, Austria → New York, US now. Where's next? :)

Material choices by sola W.:
I don't use leather in spite of leather products are so beautiful. Usually I use vegan & Eco-friendly materials like cotton, linen, paper fabric, polyester, etc... They are varied and pretty, also kind to the earth. Recently I have found a new high quality material, “waxed canvas”, and I have used it in my 2012 new creations.

Waxed canvas is a tightly-woven 100% cotton fabric impregnated with wax that gives the fabric lifelong resistance to inclement weather. As the fabric ages, it develops a well-worn and comfortable patina. The wax consists of food and pharmaceutical grade waxes, and is completely non-hazardous. It is environmentally friendly, vegan and USA made.
Cindy Wu
owner, maker, designer, curator, Photography
Something has to be done in my life.
Loving people; Traveling around the world;
Owning my brand.

I love design, ideas and colors;
I love flowers, birds and sky.

Sky in Japanese is "sola".

sola W., my brand, my love.
Max Wang
owner, marketer, Model

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