Meet The Face Behind

ELIZABETH ATTWOOD

A BRIKA maker story

Elizabeth Attwood

TORONTO, ON
"This project combines my two true loves: pouches and patterns."
"With mass-produced products everywhere you look, it is way more satisfying to choose a piece with a story behind it. Something that was created with care by an actual person. I love to make and share my work with others because it helps me feel connected. "

"My friends, family, other Makers, everyone really inspires the work that I do. We all have something to contribute!"


"Making mistakes is beneficial—and almost mandatory—because how else will you learn?"


"My friends, family, other Makers, everyone really inspires the work that I do. We all have something to contribute!"


As an avid textile collector who gathered fabrics that ranged from tapestries and denim to South American prints, Beth Attwood first dipped her toes into the world of the creative class when she opened an online shop that stocked pouches she had sewn by hand with the fabrics she had collected. “The business was initially just a hobby, but I soon realized I didn’t have a solid brand identity, and that became something that really mattered to me,” said Beth.


Armed with the intel that the solution lay in designing her own fabrics, she taught herself the ins and outs of fabric design through books and online courses. “I’m left-brain dominant so putting on my designer hat can be very challenging, but also very rewarding,” she said. Calling the moment when her first bolts of fabric arrived as “surreal,” having the diligence to teach herself a skill from complete carte blanche is certainly a lesson in hard work paying off. Inspired by moody floral photography, feminine colors and strong graphic lines, Beth’s line of perfectly structured pouches is a strong testament to the fact that fashion and function can coexist in perfect harmony.

I believe...

The answer to any problem—creative or otherwise—is already there, patiently waiting.

I love it when...

Things fall into place; whether in life or in art, they always do in the end!

Words I live by are...

You have to go slow to go fast.

What three things make you happiest in the world?

When a new pattern is taking shape and you’re just along for the ride, putting on a bold lipstick, and – Corgi butts!


"If there's one thing to know about me, it's that I am textile obsessed."


PRODUCTS BY ELIZABETH ATTWOOD