Handmade Philly in Design Philadelphia

Handmade Philly’s Jan Cohen, aka Janzibar, will present her collection of upcycled mittens and handbags during the 2010 Design Philadelphia, a citywide design festival developed by University of the Arts. The event, also featuring local artist, K. Louis Designs and Zebra Stripe Designs, promises a relaxing Sunday afternoon with a trunk show of local, handmade accessories, wine and cheese. According to Jan, boutique owner, Carolyn Verdi, has a good eye for handmade goods and will be at the show if you’re interested in meeting and learning about her consignment.  

Janzibar: Was a Skirt Now it's a Bag


With eleven days and over 100 events, including lectures, exhibitions, film, and runway shows, Design Philadelphia is the largest of its kind. Harkening back to our days as the “textile center of the world,” the festival celebrates the role of design in our lives and future. Be it architecture or interior design, student or professional, Design Philadelphia embraces creativity of all varieties. Handmade goods and fashion are no small part. “There’s a huge handmade movement in [Greater Philadelphia],” Cohen explains. “Design Philadelphia is a good opportunity for a lot of different [designers] to jump in and be seen.”  

Support Handmade Philly member, Jan Cohen, during Design Philadelphia at the Carolyn Verdi Boutique Trunk Show, 918 Pine St. Sunday, October 10 12pm to 5pm. Free. Come by anytime during those hours.  

Be sure to checkout Design Philadelphia’s schedule, http://www.designphiladelphia.com
And Janzibar, janzibar.net

-Dana Henry


3 Responses to “Handmade Philly in Design Philadelphia”

  1. Nicole

    Great post, Dana!! I wonder if any other HP artists are being showcased throughout the Design Philly events…

  2. Jan

    Thanks Dana! – looking forward to seeing some HP folks on Sunday.

  3. Amy

    A great exhibition to check out during Design Philly would be Philly Works at 34th and Walnut. http://www.phillyworks.net

    Philly Works is an exhibition of products made in Philadelphia. My laser cut and engraved jewelry has been included in the exhibition!

    There is also a lecture “The Institutional Joining of Art, Craft and Design” by David McFadden at the Art Alliance on October 14th that everyone should go hear!

    Enjoy Design Philadelphia!
    Amy B.

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