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Made in USA. Handmade luxurious, customizable leather handbags & accessories. Built to last and look better with age. Design your own!
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Hello there! 

I'm Elle.

I have a vision to create customizable, leather handbags and accessories.  And when I dream, I dream big! To make this dream a reality, I need a little help.  That's where you come in!

First, a little about me. 

I'm a native Texan from a large family.  I grew up surrounded by fashion, makeup, and style with the help of my 4 older sisters.  I was fortunate to spend a lot of time as a kiddo traveling and learning about international cultures.  That experience continues to inspire me to create designs for people from all walks of life. 

Around the ripe old age of 8, I began designing and sewing my outfits.  Since then, I always have a pen and notepad with me, drawing and designing wherever I go.  It was a dream come true to study Fashion Design at the prestigious Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.  I studied at AAU for two years before accepting a job in New York City and transferring to the renowned Pratt Institute.  With 5 years experience working in the fashion industry under my belt and graduating in 2013, I immediately began pursuing what I love and building the brand of my dreams.  

Now, A little about my brand...I know that some of the coolest and most successful merchandise is designed to be customized.  Consumers love the freedom to purchase a made-to-order quality item, hand-crafted in the USA.  I am constantly searching for ways to make stylish fashion choices more functional and customizable for my customers.  My vision is for customization of clothing/accessories/fashion to be more readily available to consumers.

That's where MORRISON comes in! :)  MORRISON is an American designed and produced handbag label established in 2014 by Elle Morrison (that's me!). MORRISON products fill the void for luxurious, customizable daily handbags and accessories. Each MORRISON bag allows the wearer to customize their bag as needed.  Only a MORRISON bag allows you to pick your style, leather, straps, and even thread color! Every product is built to last and designed to look better with age.  

The key to MORRISON: YOU!  Pick your style, your leather, thread color, and straps

So... why do I need funding?

At this point, I have a rockstar website designer (shout out to Fix8Media!) and enough leather and hardware for samples.  These were necessary (very costly) expenses!  My next goal is to get enough MORRISON products complete so when my website launches in a couple of months, I'll be ready to fulfill orders immediately and send my designs around the world.  I'm starting with a few handbag styles that I believe everybody needs in their fashion arsenal.  I plan to increase the number of different styles I sell in the future.  I have some additional upcoming expenses including hiring a photographer for my website & lookbook and mailing samples to all of the best fashion magazines (you know the ones!)  

Most importantly
, before I can fulfill orders when I launch, I need to order the various leathers and hardware that will give the clients the option for customization.  

I'm on a path to seek out a future where every MORRISON product is made of certified organic & eco-friendly dyed leather.  To do this, the market needs enough revenue in order to make this leather more readily available.  The few suppliers offering this leather now, have their prices extremely high.  Keeping brands like MORRISON alive, will in turn benefit this market and allow these products to be available. 

Rachel Carry-all - This messenger tote is super versatile! Comes with long & short straps! (Two tone custom Rachel w/ocean green stitching shown.)
Rachel Carry-all - This messenger tote is super versatile! Comes with long & short straps! (Two tone custom Rachel w/ocean green stitching shown.)

My stretch goal for this first phase is $15,000 in order to purchase enough leather and hardware for the MORRISON launch.  For this fundraiser, I'm asking for $5,000 because if I don't successfully meet this goal, I get nothing, not even a penny! Kickstarter is all or nothing if you don't meet the goal, so believe it when I say every donation helps!  The $5k will be used to purchase enough leather and hardware to start out.  But with $15k, more customization options will be available!

believe in my brand and the quality of my products.  I know MORRISON handbags and accessories will be as loved by my clients as they are by me.  I just can't wait to share them with the world!

My ultimate goal is to see clients walking down the street carrying a MORRISON handbag.  Thank you in advance for your support!  Every penny is one step closer to getting MORRISON handbags to the next level, and for that, I can't thank you enough! :)

There are 7 tiers of funding for this project.  All funders will have their name engraved on a plaque, to be hung in the House of Morrison offices, to show the lifetime of gratitude and forever remember those that helped in the beginning.  Every MORRISON product sent to funders of this project will be labeled as Limited Edition.

If you want to support House of Morrison handbags but find you can't pledge, please show your support by sharing this page with your friends and family!

Also, go ahead and check out the official House of Morrison (<- click me!) Facebook page to keep in touch with all the latest! 

I'm even working 6 hrs. after having wrist surgery.  Hard work led to MORRISON.  Let's keep it going!
I'm even working 6 hrs. after having wrist surgery. Hard work led to MORRISON. Let's keep it going!
Annie loves her Ashley backpack! :)
Annie loves her Ashley backpack! :)
Ashley backpack - takes you from school to shopping and everything in between with ease!
Ashley backpack - takes you from school to shopping and everything in between with ease!
Bella tote - with customizable XL or Regular straps, the Bella is the quintessential daily tote!
Bella tote - with customizable XL or Regular straps, the Bella is the quintessential daily tote!
Dylan tote - Dylan is made to carry it all! Off to the market or away on a weekend trip, Dylan is sure to keep up!
Dylan tote - Dylan is made to carry it all! Off to the market or away on a weekend trip, Dylan is sure to keep up!
Sylvie Shopper tote - Available in Regular & XL, with optional grip, the Sylvie Shopper is the essential market bag, for all your goodies!
Sylvie Shopper tote - Available in Regular & XL, with optional grip, the Sylvie Shopper is the essential market bag, for all your goodies!
Margot Slouchy - The Margot is made to go with the flow. Timeless silhouette with a touch of casual with add a lil' somethin' to any outfit! Adjustable length strap.
Margot Slouchy - The Margot is made to go with the flow. Timeless silhouette with a touch of casual with add a lil' somethin' to any outfit! Adjustable length strap.
Lizzie crossbody - Crossbody bags are comfortable and fantastic for any outfit! (Sample photos coming soon!)
Lizzie crossbody - Crossbody bags are comfortable and fantastic for any outfit! (Sample photos coming soon!)
Beckett clutches available in Small for your key items & Large for your iPad or night out!
Beckett clutches available in Small for your key items & Large for your iPad or night out!
Carmen cardholder - The way to store your most important cards in style! (Custom Distressed & Perforated leather w/Teal combo shown)
Carmen cardholder - The way to store your most important cards in style! (Custom Distressed & Perforated leather w/Teal combo shown)
Laurel Wrist Lanyard - available in Reg. & XL lengths - The Laurel keychain wrist lanyard is the best way to keep your keys organized. No hands? No problem! Loop the lanyard around your wrist and be on with your day!
Laurel Wrist Lanyard - available in Reg. & XL lengths - The Laurel keychain wrist lanyard is the best way to keep your keys organized. No hands? No problem! Loop the lanyard around your wrist and be on with your day!
MORRISON tee - Available in S, M, L, XL
MORRISON tee - Available in S, M, L, XL

Risks and challenges

After my project is successfully funded (I can't wait!) my only obstacles would be production delays. I am in constant communication with my suppliers and producers to avoid such obstacles. We all know that sometimes things get delayed...But let it be known that I am here to try my best to prevent this from happening!

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