Interview with BB TAYLOR (@bbtaylorcouture)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I’ve been creating Posy Bags for years, and every time I carry one, I get stopped – by all types of people, marveling at how cute the bags are and asking me where they can get one.

I’m an actress and writer by trade but when work slowed during the pandemic, I started creating a collection to keep myself sane. I researched materials and manufacturing and decided to take a leap and take a chance on creating something truly unique, made by local artisans to create a beautiful, high-quality bag that makes you happy to carry it.

I am constantly looking for unique pieces to wear that aren’t just cookie-cutter fashion – things that make me feel good when I wear them and make people smile when they see me in them. BB TAYLOR hits that sweet spot – I want to take every bag we make for myself!

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
My favorite thing is how a BB TAYLOR bag makes people approach me and start a conversation. Every time I am out, I get stopped 4 or 5 times by people telling me they love the bag, asking me where they can get one. Servers in restaurants will stop by my table to talk to me about the bag. When we’ve all felt a little disconnected from each other, it’s amazing to have something that opens up a conversation.

Professionally, I think being officially selected to stock at Wolf & Badger – the world’s premier website for independent brands – has to be one of the high points. Wolf & Badger has been one of my favorite shopping sites for years, and to have BB TAYLOR products available there has been a dream come true!
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Our bags are fun because we have fun imagining them and making them for you! Each BB TAYLOR bag is made individually by artists who love to create and give you a work of art as joyful and unique as you. BB TAYLOR bags are designed, sewn, and adorned by artists at our studio in sunny Southern California. BB TAYLOR bags are each a labor of love by drawing inspiration from our favorite movies, style icons, works of art, and even the seasons. We enjoy making every Posy bag a special experience because no two bags are identical.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
As many families did – mine came together in one house during the pandemic. My brother had just graduated from college, and I returned for weeks and stayed a year. My parents lost their business in the pandemic, and I needed a way to channel my frustration into something positive, so I approached them with the crazy idea of making and selling BB TAYLOR bags. Friends and family have all pitched in with ideas and help, and that’s probably been the best part. Everyone has been so supportive and encouraging.

I want every BB TAYLOR bag to be full of color and fun – celebrating what’s good in our lives. Each Posy Bag is inspired by something that’s brought me joy – from a Degas painting to a delicious dessert, to a favorite sports team – each bag is a labor of love and a celebration of our beautiful, colorful world.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
BB TAYLOR is an independent, family-owned designer label. We do not use sweatshops, trafficked, bonded, child, or forced labor. We source our materials from around the world and seek out organic, sustainable, and planet-friendly components. All members of the BB Team are paid fair and ethical wages, and we hire and produce our bags locally and under careful guidance to ensure each bag is up to our standard.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Style tells the world who you are without saying a word. I have always believed that life is too short to wear anything that doesn’t bring you joy. Part of why I love creating our Posy Bags is that they are an inclusive fashion item. Anyone can use a BB TAYLOR and make a statement. Your style extends who you are, and getting to express yourself through the pieces you own and wear is one of the great joys in life.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
You can follow BB TAYLOR on Instagram at BBTAYLORCOUTURE. BB TAYLOR bags are available to purchase at WOLF & BADGER online and BBTAYLOR.com. You can follow me Tuesday, Grant, at itisalwaystuesday on Instagram.
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
female-owned
Created and manufactured in the USA by local artisans
Each bag is unique and handcrafted
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