I love the laid-back, boho flavor of the handmade leather goods at Reverie Drift. Lauren Brothers, the owner, designer and maker there, moved from NY to L.A., and “fell in love with the endless summer and the spirit of the slower paced city.”
Lauren started Reverie Drift because “As a costume designer and a stylist I realized I had a unique voice that I wanted to share that the medium of the film industry didn’t really allow. I have a BFA in Fiber Art/Textile Studies so my education allowed the leap from stylist to starting this business making handmade products an easy one.” Plus, she adds “I love creating and having the freedom to explore and develop my own designs but I mostly love sharing my vision with my community. I have always made my own clothes and accessories and people are always saying “I could never pull that off” I just don’t believe in those limits- we should all feel free to express ourselves in any way we want, sharing products to motivate self expression- that’s such a thrill!”
When I asked her why she thinks making things by hand is important, Lauren replied “It’s incredibly empowering to be able to take my personal vision and be able to manifest it into reality. The ability to create something unique and with quality is so gratifying. And then to share it, that’s such a reward! I believe that the energy I put into each piece stays with that piece and when you buy my product, you become part of a story. That just doesn’t happen at the mall. I am so grateful that working with my hands is second nature. It’s really amazing that the handmade culture is coming back, like a new old tradition.”
The Reverie Drift Collection is inspired by and made for the wanderers out there who are following their reveries and drifting through a beautiful life. Here are just a few of Lauren’s handmade leather goods…
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