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Tesoro's Tongue — madeinamerica

Come with us behind the scenes of Tesoro Design! Here, we document our experiences of running a handmade in America leather handbag company. Updated daily.

Our Latest Collab - Fruits of our Labor

When we first saw Madelines work, we knew partnering with her would be amazing. Madeline is a graduate of Philadelphia University, and her these collection featured some seriously incredible pieces are centered around the female form.  Here is a short description of Madelines inspiration-  "For those of you who don’t know me personally, I’m Madeline Halsey, the woman behind Fruits of Our Labor! Throughout my entire artistic career I’ve always had a fascination and strong appreciation for the female form and along with most young women, I’ve struggled with loving my own body. At age 17 I discovered that my hymen was still completely intact, at 18 it was surgically removed. A few months later I was diagnosed with Vaginismus,...
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Fresh rolled sushi, spicy steaming stir-fry, energy stimulating La Colombe coffee...and this is only their cafeteria.  URBN, headquarters of Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie, was home to Tesoro Design last Thursday. Well, us and about eleven other local vendors.  You see, about once a month, URBN brings local artists, entrepreneurs and small businesses onto their Navy Yard campus in Philadelphia, PA. Lucky for us, we were one of the chosen vendors for September. From 10am to 4pm we were set up in their cafeteria (building 543) and open for business. All day long, URBN employees could take a break, stretch their legs and shop. How has this not been implemented into every work environment?      The employees of URBN (mostly...
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