Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Say Hello to our next featured vendor!

Amber Zaraza is the designer of phea jean, a clothing and accessories company based in Philadelphia.
Each phea jean item is handmade by incorporating vintage fabrics and notions along with upcycled materials, all meticulously sewn and assembled to create one of a kind items. 
"I began sewing at the age of 12, when my grandmother (phea) would take me to the thrift store and I would pick up polyester pantsuits and turn them into purses. I never had actual yards of fabric, I would just see a print I liked and cut up whatever it was and sew it into something else, essentially upcycling. I did a lot of hand sewing in that time but was able to hone in on my machine skills in high school and eventually enrolled in college for fashion design.  It was during college that I started sewing handbags- first for myself, then friends, and soon strangers were noticing my handbags and asking where they could be purchased. This led me to start phea jean (named for my two grandmothers) in 2005. My love for vintage has never subsided and I hunt thrift stores, garage sales, and attics to find interesting fabrics and prints. What started as a custom handbag company, phea jean has now expanded to include many other accessories such as hats, wallets, scarves, hair accessories, and even clothing! "
phea jean will have a wide variety of accessories on hand along with winter capes and ponchos for women and children!
For more information please visit www.pheajean.com

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