Title

Dooryard. Making it in Maine: Bag Ladies

Source

Down East

Date

6-2015

Pages

50, 52, 56-57

Abstract

Dexter-based company Erda, is a 40 year old company that makes artisan handbags by hand. The current owners, Sue Norman and Scott Mayer, bought it in 2013 and have made some changes in materials used (hand-polished South American cowhide instead of deerskin) and a hydraulic clicker that increases the layers of fabric that can be cut at one time to help increase scale, but have kept the core crew and process basically the same. [images]

Subjects

Handbags, Small businesses

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