AW by Andrea Wong is a fashion accessories line inspired by Canada’s Pacific Northwest. The Vancouver based line was born out of a desire to create a strong cohesion between quality of materials and craftsmanship. Each item is designed and handcrafted by Andrea Wong in her Vancouver studio, using both modern and old-world sewing techniques. AW creates functional accessories that tell a story: durable products made from natural materials that age gracefully, creating rich visual histories.
AW prides itself on incorporating reclaimed components, celebrating the beauty of found materials by giving them new life. Hand-woven traditional textiles, locally sourced Canadian wool blankets, and zippers from a former leather factory have all been repurposed in AW items. These unique elements are complimented by quality materials from authentic sources: waxed canvas from an American family run mill, Swiss-made rock climbing ropes and soft European leathers.
When it comes to the AW product, detail is everything. The interior and exterior of each bag is given equal weight, with careful consideration paid to how the bag will wear over time. Waxed canvas bags are lined and include interior pocket details. Raw edges on leather goods are carefully finished to maintain a consistent elegance. Each item in the line tastefully showcases its own unique charm with natural leather textures, hand stamped AW leather labels, hand-stitching details and the use of limited-run textiles. These elements give each AW item individuality, while also allowing them only to be produced in small runs, intentionally avoiding mass production
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