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West Coast Craft 2013

San Francisco's Fort Mason was heaven on earth for lovers of handmade clothing, jewelry, home wares, and art objects [ahem....ME to all of the above] this weekend as indie designers from Portland all the way to LA set up shop at West Coast Craft. An incredible curation of *the best* artisans and designers working in leather, wood, textiles, and metals, the show displayed a definitive west coast cool and effortless refined style.

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Maker’s Notes

Behind the Bird + ILANO’s Signature “Pajarito” Design

 
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We partnered with master weavers, husband and wife team Marcela and Manuel to offer their unique bird design. One-of-a-kind and not offered anywhere else, the motif appears on our tech cases, and our limited edition media luna handbag. Manuel sketched the design, playing with different color combinations for the plumes until we decided on the perfect color combination to offer ILANO customers. Vibrant, bold, and with a hint of whimsy, we hope you love the design as much as we do!

In The News

Founder Roseli Ilano Wins the Scion Motivate Competition

 
 

Recently recognized by The Scion Motor Company as a breakout entrepreneur, ILANO’s Founder and Creative Director Roseli Ilano beat out 1700 other rising entrepreneurs and was awarded seed money, a new car (the Scion xB), and a mentor, as part of the Scion Motivate Competition. She chose mentor Melanie Campbell, owner of AsiaDog, NYC’s hottest street food vendor with a brick and mortar in the Lower East Side. Melanie has a decade of experience in fashion and has been Roseli’s biggest supporter and inspiration. Check out the latest Scion interview where the two talk shop.