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Renata Martins

Art Explosion Studios
744 Alabama St, SF ,CA
Studio number: 236

Artist Statement:

About Renata Martins: I grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The beach was a major part of my life. Ipanema beach, one of my favorite places. I used to skip on the sidewalk’ s patterns making it an endless game for me. Life brought me to San Francisco 15 years ago and I started taking fashion classes. For a summer break, my assignment was to make a bag to match a coat I had just made in tailoring class. So that is how it all started… When I started making bags I wanted to make my own fabric, the Ipanema pattern was an obvious choice that spoke to my heart. The Ipanema pattern is made exclusively for me in San Francisco. I love fabric prints! So I am always thinking of my next print. I also love vintage fabric that I use on my Aunt Harriet line of clutches. I design my handbags and I use natural fabric, that I print myself. I make all my bags in my studio in the Mission district in San Francisco. Contact: info@renatamartinsbags.com

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