About Shara Porter
Shara Porter began her line of printed leather accessories in 2005, prompted by an observation during a long drive. She spotted a sign for a construction company with a picture of a dump truck on it. As she got closer, she also noticed a small unicorn on the corner of the sign. The funny, quirky combination of information and the misplaced creature inspired her to create similar juxtapositions with her collection of leather goods.Combining two passions- thrift shopping and screen printing- she began to collect leather bags and wallets and then add prints to make each piece current and unique. She loved the recycling element involved in using vintage items. She also loved the idea of taking an ultra-feminine purse and putting something unexpected on it, such as a ladder or a tire. The imagery has since evolved to include more feminine and playful designs like birds and trees. In addition, the line has changed to new items- made from scrap leather when possible- such as men’s and women’s wallets, colorful business card holders, and coin purses. She also has a new vegan line. All items are hand printed in New Bedford, Massachusetts. You can find her products in stores across the country, outdoor markets, and online.