Italy Bag Italian

BagTrends: You produce in Italy, which is rare today even for established luxury brands. Joanna Maxham: Originally, my decision to produce in Italy was driven by my geographic location. I lived in Paris at that time and since French manufacturers I met were not very open to working with a new designer, I focused my search on Italy. The Italian team I went with gave me a crash course in handbag design and construction, as well shared many of the Industry secrets. The biggest challenge remains the labor cost and the shipping charges.