I am a handbag, belt, footwear and fashion accessories designer with 18 years experience in design, product development and production. I can design a brand from the logo to the final sales samples in any category of accessories. I can design any type of bag or accessories from a classic handbag to a high tech gear collection. I have experience with the following categories: men, womens, juniors, both leather and non leather goods. My favorite collections to design are mens leather goods with a vintage twist and contemporary handbags. I often take on odd projects like using recycled materials to build a collection. The great thing is that I can build a collection from first sketch through to final production. Design, product development, Flat sketch, pricing, negotiation, collection development, startup consulting, technical specs, materials sourcing, sales, hardware, leather, strong network of suppliers and factories worldwide. Specialize in working with factories in China, india, Italy and USA. I can build a collection from the ground up. I have all the contacts, accessories, swatches and everything to start out. I work out of San Diego and Los Angeles. For more information please email me at roccodante@gmail.com or visit our site at www.tarasauvage.com My motto is: "If I can sketch it, I can make it." I am very self motivated and do not need much direction to take a concept and make it sales worthy.


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