Stitch Collectiveis a New York-based handbag line that collaborates with independent designers to develop their collection. They produce all their handbags in their New York factory and sell direct to consumer online which helps keep costs low.
“As many city dwellers do, we’ve been searching high and low for the perfect handbag — the one that will get you from lunch dates to the office, from errands to happy hour. We want to be able to toss in all of the city’s daily essentials and take it with us. It should be worthy of street-style stars and simultaneously practical. We want luxury and sensibility to keep up with a flexible metropolitan lifestyle. Keep in mind color, material and silhouette to create a sartorial treat both timeless and original.”
On January 1, consumers and fans will get to vote on the handbag design. In February, the winner will be announced and featured on their website.
The winning bag will go into production and the designer will receive $500 along with exposure and mention of their name.
Sketches should include the following details in jpeg or pdf format and be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Front, side and back view in black and white with dimensions listed
One front view in color
Design can include material, hardware and any other specs
The design challenge is open to U.S. residents and submissions are rolling until noted on their website.