TCLA is an indie brand run by Teresa out of her studio based in Los Angeles. TCLA is comprised of a line of simple, modern handbags, accessories, and apparel for women. Her designs are derived from what she likes to wear herself, with the desire to dress and look sexy chic while feeling comfortable. Her apparel collection encompasses clean lines, with an edgy twist to wardrobe basics. Most notable for her leather clutches, her handbag collection also demonstrates clean classic lines, combined with a raw aesthetic. While not exclusive to using only salvaged leathers, the majority of leather Teresa uses on her work is repurposed. Unlike the method of recycling second-hand leather goods into new products, the leathers that Teresa uses have not been "used". She selects leather remnants and dead stock leathers from manufacturers, which would otherwise be considered industrial waste. The amount of a certain kind of shade or texture that can be sourced is limited, keeping any given design from being overly produced. TCLA is a small design and production studio, producing unique designs in limited quantities.