Teagarden Satchels is a Canadian, sole operator business specializing in satchels, purses and totes. Started in 2011, it was to create functional and efficient satchels that would give a sense of delight to the owner. Having a background in design (BFA '80), I feel that functionality and purpose is the first essential in any bag or purse. (Form follows function.) From that point, I use beautiful fabrics to create a sense of visual pleasure.
With an intention of avoiding more damage to our environment, I follow a practice of 'reduce, reuse, recycle'. My fabrics are mainly excellent quality upholstery short ends and samples, all new fabrics, which otherwise often end up in landfills.
As a Whole Foods Plant Based Vegan, I never use fabrics made from animals. Never!
I make every effort to support local business for my materials and hardware where possible.
I hope you enjoy using my bags as much as I enjoy making them.
Made with love on Gabriola Island.
– Jane the Satcheler