BSWANKY is rooted in the purpose driven goal that all roads lead to being the difference. From our transformational groundbreaking designs to our giving back product lines, every detailed step in the process of handcrafting our handbags is constructed for a higher purpose. Every exquisite step moves us forward with intention. Just as the passing of the torch, we aim to inspire others to be empowered and B The Difference.
Properly Made in the USA
We are proud to say we properly manufacture in the U.S.A. in our own atelier in Sarasota, Florida. As our team members take pride in creating our products, we take pride in our team. BSWANKY is a trailblazing manufacturer who values the very people who lovingly handcraft our products. We want to improve the way goods are being manufactured. Women have been undervalued in factories across the US and are tasked to work in less than optimal working environments. Our team members and customers will be heard!
"I did not set out to design and manufacture handbags…I set out to change the way women in the U.S. garment industry are treated. Yes, the handbags are beautiful, but that is simply a by-product of being the difference!"
The BSWANKY story
How It All Began
The foundation of BSWANKY was built on employing women who have come from local sweatshops to happily handcrafting in our studio·atelier in Sarasota, Florida. By improving the way goods are being crafted, BSWANKY strives to be a trailblazer in the working environments of women who have been undervalued and underutilized. Gretchen Bauer, CEO of BSWANKY states “Not all workplaces are created equal.” After visiting three U.S. factories that had substandard working conditions, she set out to establish a work environment forged in integrity, creative expression and intention. The craftsmanship of each handbag is a reflection of the work of BSWANKY's employees made up almost entirely of female immigrant artisans.
Making a Difference
At BSWANKY, we are the transformational brand that represents the purpose behind the person. We believe in always having a cause and inspiring positive change. We are dedicated to our employees, properly handcrafting in the US, and giving back. BSWANKY promises to sincerely consider every step of our process in the best interest of our customers and workforce.
We are challenging our customers to take it one step further and B The Difference.B The Difference
It's All About the Customer
Our customer is whom we design for; from the bold adventurer to the fast paced executive who needs a stylish accessory to be as flexible as she is. We believe our customers come first and foremost. In fact, numerous customers have been influential in our current designs. We are a trailblazing attainable luxury leather goods company hellbent on designing accessories with our customers in mind.
Believe us when we say fashion and style are essential to us, but our number one priority at BSWANKY is to have you fall in love with each design. So, please don’t hold back, let us know the features you like. We also need to know what you would like to see modified or added to our designs. In every one of us lives a frustrated designer aching to be heard, so don’t hesitate to share any ideas or ways we could improve the leather accessories market! After all, we handcraft our products right here in the USA and can make alterations, additions, and new product designs quickly.