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Industrial Designer Bri Brant uses her intuition and understanding of historic local materials to build functional art.  Her work is a blend of industrial and craft-based design, informed by natural materials.  

Bri was trained in Industrial Design at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Afterward she apprenticed with local artists, experimenting with natural mediums: porcelain, plant dye, beeswax, and textiles.

As a designer-maker, she takes a product from inspiration to production — creating each piece with her own hands. The beauty of each piece exists in the materials themselves.

Building on a foundation of meaningful materials and craftsman-like processes, each Arden + James bag is a classic — season after season and year after year. 

All bags are made by hand in Bri's home workshop in her hometown of Chadds Ford,  Pennsylvania.  By encouraging customers to choose their own custom options (bag size, color, strap type, decorative detail) the bag becomes something they love and will use forever.

{ ARDEN is the magic of the deep woods :: JAMES is strong and authentic. } -- est. 2006