Hey STIK peeps! We’re kicking off this new blog series featuring brands and products that we LOVE to pair with our shit. If you haven’t already noticed, the STIK clique has an appreciation for high quality, simple, but stylin’ brands and products.
We thought we’d first feature a product that Christina uses every single day-- her Maine Bag. Maine bags have a simplicity that make them versatile and perfect for any season. Similar to STIK products, Maine Bags are handcrafted one at a time. Its founder, Tori Yattaw, has a focus on unique design elements and craftsmanship making her pieces distinct and beautiful.
Tori is a totally self-taught artist who always enjoyed creating enormous oil paintings. When she began to make bags, she taught herself to sew with YouTube videos and Pinterest tutorials. This is also where she learned topstitching (kinda like on baseball gloves), which became a signature detail on her bags. Tori is driven by passion. She started her business waking up before the sun came up to fulfill orders while she maintained a full-time job as a Controller and Human Resources Manager for a manufacturing company (can you say Girl Boss?).