About The Designer:
Jillian Darnell has been designing one of a kind vegan leather bags, totes and clutches for over 10 years. Originally from Toronto Canada, she studied fine arts at The University of Waterloo and Fashion Design at George Brown College in Toronto. Her interest in design and leatherwork began while working in the leather industry in Acton Ontario. Jillian now resides on Bainbridge Island in Washington State with her husband, two boxers and two cats. All handbags are created with eco-friendly faux leathers and new and vintage fabrics from start to finish by Jillian in her home studio.
About The Bags:
Each bag is designed and constructed on Bainbridge Island in WA state. Our leathers are eco-friendly, vegan, pvc free and manufactured in the USA. We use the highest quality hardware, including RiRi & YKK Zippers and precision construction techniques to provide you with a lasting product to enjoy for years to come. We are proudly vegan and USA made. All products are made from materials that are created in environmentally friendly facilities using practices that are safe to humans, animals and the environment.
John Met Who? A question we get often! John Met Betty is named after my grandparents John & Betty Thompson, they shared a flair for style, a storybook romance and love for the PNW. My grandparents met and married in Vancouver BC and had their first date riding bikes in Stanley Park. Growing up in Ontario, Canada, I often heard stories about the west coast, and would flip through the picture books lining my grandparents coffee tables and bookshelves. I feel it was serendipitous that my husband and I ended up moving here 10 years ago. With my family history in the PNW and a love equal to what my grandparents had for this magical place, I felt it was fitting to name my company after them.
Grandma Betty & Grandpa John Thompson