rizom designs (pronounced rīˌzōm)
(origin: rhizome, a continuously growing horizontal underground stem that puts out lateral shoots and adventitious roots at intervals. mid 19th cent.: from Greek rhizōma, from rhizousthai ‘take root,’ based on rhiza ‘root.’)
a gallery of some of my handmade bags, hats & accessories that i have designed over the years under my label 'rizom designs'. each piece is unique, inspired by my love of nature & handmade utilizing materials sourced with my intention & dedication to keeping the most earth friendly of design practices. the materials used are mostly vintage, recycled and/or repurposed. new materials sourced are mindfully made (organic, fair trade, fair labor). unlike my sister label 'leilei aloha', which pops with color & lively prints, rizom designs pieces are mostly solid and neutral toned mimicking the zen qualities of the forests, deserts, foggy coastlines and rivers with tons of hand stitching. please contact me for custom orders.