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July 16, 2013


fish bag

Gillian Stevens, founder of Dewdrop Designs in Charlotte, NC, was once a lady of letterpress. But five years ago, the University of Georgia grad found a new love: designing and screen printing leather goods.

Using buttery-soft recycled leather, Dewdrop Designs creates modern bags, iPad/e-reader sleeves and home accessories ($20 to $200). The goods are illustrated with nature-inspired illustrations, including fish and shells, which are year-round favorites. Color choices abound, but brights (fuchsia, aqua, mango) and whites are in demand as travelers skip town for the summer.

While the zippered folio ($48), a practical and stylish carry-all, has been a recent best seller, Stevens is excited about the new kitchen line (below) that she’s cooked up. It includes food diaries, blank journals and a handy, nine-inch-by-12-inch book with

pages of clear sleeves for recipes. In the kitchen collection ($28 and up), the leather covers feature oversized images of food, like an artichoke or strawberry.

To order, visit or stop by the new (and first) Dewdrop Shop, 21-A Market St. (in the Habersham Marketplace), in Beaufort, SC.

 white shell bag 2 on white

Dewdrop kitchen


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