August 4, 2014
Year Round Co.
Happy Monday, Everyone! Today we are featuring Washington Makers, Year Round Co. We are so excited to meet the duo behind these bags at our Portland Mini Market this upcoming weekend! Founded by Scott and Jacqui Scoggin, Year Round Co. is a creative studio located in Tacoma, WA producing thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted items.
Jacqui and Scott met in design school and after graduating went straight to work as in-house graphic designers for prominent Seattle companies. In 2008 they left their day jobs behind to run their own business full time. With 10 years of experience in the field of graphic design, they spend half their time designing and half making handmade goods, while still finding time to get out into nature with their dog Nico.
The variety of patterns they offer is outstanding. From traditional folk-inspired patterns, to abstract brushstrokes, we can’t help but want a bag in each color and pattern they offer!
Every product Year Round Co. makes starts with a blank piece of canvas. The canvas is cut, then screen-printed with Scott and Jacqui’s beautiful patterns.
After each canvas piece is printed, they are sewn, then fashioned with leather and hardware accessories to complete the bag. The best part about this is that all of this is done in-house in their studio. Year Round Co.’s bags draw you in with interesting pattern details, yet still remain classic and modern enough for everyday use.
If you have a chance, watch their process video that shows all the steps of making a Year Round Co. bag. There’s something so calming and peaceful about this video and it only takes a minute of your time!
We are so excited to try on a Year Round Co. bag in person at our Portland Mini Market this weekend! To get a glimpse of what will be at the Mini Market, browse their shop and keep up to date on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We can’t wait to see you all in Portland!