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A chat with Manimal founder Kristen Lombardi: On reuse, making miniatures and being a mom: In 2004, Kristen

A chat with Manimal founder Kristen Lombardi: On reuse, making miniatures and being a mom: In 2004, Kristen

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013...3:35 pm A chat with Manimal founder Kristen Lombardi: On reuse, making miniatures and being a mom Jump to Comments In 2004, Kristen Lombardi founded Manimal , her line of impeccably handcrafted moccasins and leather accessories. To hold one of her baby moccasins in your hand is to appreciate the skill and caring that goes into each piece — they’re perfectly formed, perfectly sturdy, and they’re lined with cushy faux fleece! My favorite part is that when I peek under the seams, I can see the lines Kristen used to trace her pattern before cutting it out. I first discovered Manimal in 2008 when I bought a pair of her Ribcage Earrings at a boutique in Chicago. I learned then that her accessories were all made from scraps left over from moccasin-making. Several years later I was fortunate to be able to sell advance editions of her accessories in m...

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