Welcome to the Bija Blog!
Bija is the handbag we've been dreaming about. It is chic. It is light-weight, easy to carry, soft, supple. It is expertly crafted and durable. Timeless. And, bloody hard to find!
(Enter, Stage Right, Mary, Nettie, and Moira, a fifty-something bohemian mother and her two chic and fabulous thirty-something daughters. They sit down together at Mary’s breakfast table and begin drinking coffee. Actually, Nettie only drinks tea and Mary only sips espresso. Moira drinks coffee.)
Mary: Why not just make the bag we've all been pining for?
Nettie: Yeah, why not? I’m up for a new (ad)venture.
(All three exit Stage Left. Lights down. Fifteen months pass. Lights up: Mary and Nettie are sitting at the same breakfast table with a laptop open in front of them. Moira is visible on Skype.)
Mary: So, where are we on the handbag.
Nettie: We have a name and a website.
Mary: But, we don’t actually have a bag yet.
Nettie: No, but we have several samples and a lot of leather.
Moira: And we’ve got pictures.
Mary: So, we’ve got everything we need for a blog, but nothing for actually selling a product.
Moira: Good idea.
Mary: What is.
Nettie: A blog about the process of creating a handbag - you know, the initial concept, choosing materials, finding the right manufacturer, being environmentally and ethically conscious about the process. All that.
(Lights dim, Mary exits Stage Left, Nettie signs out of Skype and begins to type.)