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Interview with Amy Cools of AC Clothing and Bags

November 11th, 2008

Amy Cools with AC Clothing and Bags will be at the November 30th San Francisco Bazaar Craft Fair in SF.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.

My name is Amy M. Cools & I design & create an all-original line of women’s clothing and accessories called AC Clothing and Bags. This line evolved out of my love of vintage and other beautiful fabrics and materials, and my love of & desire to invent clothing styles that are simultaneously beautiful, or cute, or interesting, as well as being super flattering, comfortable, and as easy to wear as they are easy to care for.

What are your favorite crafts and how did you first get involved with crafting?

I really love making things to wear the best. Artistically, I started out focusing on drawing, especially figure drawing, and my love of the human form, in all its forms, in turn informs all of my designs. I watch people constantly and dress them in my head, thinking of shapes and colors that would accentuate the beauty of their particular body type and skin and hair color.

What do you like best, coming up with ideas or executing them?

Both, equally, though I do like to get some help doing the basic cutting and assembly.

Are you super organized or messy? What does your workspace look like?

I start out organized, and everything has it’s place, but then when I get in that creative zone, all best are off, and I will often end a creative spree with my workspace looking like a tornado hit it.

Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business?

I look forward to doing more sales events in more geographic areas; I just did the Austin San Francisco Bazaar and it was great fun! I love meeting new people and seeing the styles of people from different places.

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