The New Directive Studio

This light filled 4th floor gem is the new Directive studio! The lovely ladies from Tactile Craftworks offered me a small room off of their huge new studio space in Milwaukee and I said yes before I even saw it.  Happily, my first visit was perfect. Southern facing windows, a great breeze, and just enough space to set up shop without accumulating too much in the move.   This past week has been a whirlwind of moving and setting up the space which is now nearly ready for production. I tested my chops in the beautiful light for a longtime client who gifts leather pouches and Dopp kits to golfing gentleman at his country club. Gearing up for the John Michael...

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New Stockist- Orange + Blue Co.

Spring brought many new opportunities for Directive including the honor of working with Milwaukee's luxury vintage and modern boutique Orange + Blue Co. Working closely with Whitney and Ann, the ever so stylish owners of this online and soon to be brick + mortar store, we hand picked leather hides just for their bags.  Orange + Blue Co. also fulfilled one of my long term business goals- to have my work styled with the stunning Hackwith Design House. Lisa Hackwith and her growing team have been innovators in the field of Made in the USA garments, trend-less dressing, and impeccable styling. The one of a kind garments designed by Hackwith are only found at Orange + Blue Co. Orange + Blue...

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Preparing for Spring/Summer 2016

Currently finishing up all major wholesale orders of FW15 and beginning the timeline and initial steps to determining Spring Summer 2016 looks.    A trip to Seidel Tannery is complete- 8 new hides purchased New canvas colors for SS16 on hand- purchased from a former Milwaukee artist Trials of new styles in the works and new processes for hand painted work. More to come. FW15 will be on sale soon

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About Fall/Winter 2015

Directive Fall/Winter 2015 Directive's first seasonal collection will include five hand printed patterns available on dyed cotton canvas combined with buttery oil tanned leather. The collection includes new bag styles including a much requested cross body style.  Launching October 1

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