By Shea + Raan Parton
Photos by Dana H., Zachary G., Ivana C.
We recently held an event in which Shinah Chang from Crooked Calligraphy hand-rendered custom phrases onto limited-edition market bags. We loved seeing how much people enjoyed getting their personalized words handwritten, and while that particular calligraphy bag is not (currently) available, we wanted to let you know how you can make your own Handwritten Custom Market Bag at home. After all, we believe that you value long-lasting products with a unique personality, and a bag you yourself wrote on is about as personalized as you can get. So read on!
Not only does this result in a truly one-of-a-kind carryall for your everyday life, it can also make for a fantastic personalized gift. Whether you’re surprising a mom with a bag featuring an original drawing from her child, or giving a friend a bag which you’ve decorated with a phrase you both appreciate, this is a thoughtful gift that also helps provide fair wages and job benefits to the moms in Bangladesh who craft each bag.
We’re seriously stoked to see what creative designs people come up with, so we’d love it if you’d tag @apolis on Instagram and share your unique customization! Below are some images of handwritten customization inspiration thanks to actress and activist Sophia Bush as well as Shinah Chang from Crooked Calligraphy.