I recently stumbled across Umbrella Collective through my ongoing pursuit to identify the most aesthetically interesting, highest quality American designers. Umbrella Collective immediately struck me as a perfect addition to Sewn in the USA’s collection. Founder Erin Sim crafts her bags, including the Bucket Bag, from carefully selected leather, including buttery pebbled Italian leather, and are carefully lined with quality striped denim.
Not only was I enamored with Umbrella Collective’s bags, but Erin’s story and commitment to making her product with care, in the USA “no exception” resonated with me.
Nestled in Portland, Oregon the Umbrella Collective design studio committed to creating practical goods that honor modesty and simplicity, but with a contemporary twist.
The founder of Umbrella Collective, Erin Sim, was born and raised in Hawaii. It was there that her attention to nature and appreciation of pared-down aesthetics was cultivated.
While studying to finish her architecture degree in Japan and Korea, Erin unearthed a passion for craft and design.The simplicity of a practical craft directed her to make her own series of useful everyday things, leading to the creation of Umbrella Collective in 2014.
Synthesis and attention to detail are habitual; a desire to produce quality for the sake of quality guides the production of all Umbrella Collective pieces. All of our goods are Made in USA, without exception. Every product in our collection is handmade. We are so thrilled to be working with Erin and featuring the amazing bags from Umbrella Collective.