Featured Artist: UPPDOO by Ricky Shi

Visit the Craft Ontario Shop from October 25th to November 7th to see our feature of handmade leather goods from UPPDOO!

UPPDOO is an original bag and accessory brand based in Toronto, Canada. In 2012 founder and designer Ricky Shi decided to make his passion of creating unique handbags a reality. He interweaves his ability to craft with his sense of style to create bags and fashion accessories in small batches by hand.

UPPDOO is personally resonant for Ricky as it contains two important principles in life: direction and action. Team UPPDOO is constantly creating, seeking inspiration, and looking for new challenges and adventures in the field of fashion and design. Their interest in design is diverse and they take inspirations from a variety of disciplines such as art, craft, fashion, interior design and culture. UPPDOO style reflects the world around us: urban, culturally diverse, dynamic and is infused with artistic inspiration.

The underlying philosophy at UPPDOO is that “Life is Sweet…” so it‘s important to treat yourself and indulge in all of life’s delicious moments. Not just a fashion brand, UPPDOO will inspire and uplift the everyday into a celebratory one. All designs are produced by hand in the UPPDOO studio in Toronto.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“We hand craft, assemble and package our original designs in house to ensure that each and every single piece is made with love and care. We set the bar high with our quality control, so every piece is of the highest possible quality and condition. Material is the foundation of the product – only the best materials will let the design shine! We select only the top notch leather, canvas and hardware to be the staple of our products.”

View a couple of UPPDOO's classic styles online, or come in to the Craft Ontario Shop to see the full collection!

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