MMIA Magazine - Million Moms In Action Magazine June/July 2014 - Page 7

platinum sponsor INDIAN SUMMER leather design Indian Summer Leather Design’s soft leather bags are cherished by women who love practical and versatile designs that suit their active lifestyles—without compromising fashion. These stunning bags are available in an array of vibrant colours and unique shapes, and are guaranteed to turn heads. Designer and owner Anita Jackel-Deggan’s passion for leather began early in life. When she was a little girl, she would sneak into her hometown tannery in Hailer, Germany and collect leather scraps from the dump to glue into little change purses. She later studied fashion design in Pforzheim, Germany, and completed an apprenticeship with well-known leather designer, Pia Petrini, in Berlin. When Anita immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1994, the first thing she did was send for her heavy duty walking foot Pfaff sewing machine, which she’s been using ever since to make her beautiful soft leather bags. Indian Summer Leather Designs combine Anita’s European background with a touch of Canadian West Coast air. All bags are created in British Columbia by a small dedicated te