Episode 86: Esther Hempel

This week, I sat down with Esther Hempel, the self-taught leather maven behind DUVAL, a leather handbag and accessory brand from right here in Edmonton, Alberta. We talked working in retail, creative education, and what it's like to hand stitch leather bags with children running around you at all hours of the day.

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Photography by Andrea Beça.

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Thank you so much for tuning in! This is the official start of the new publication schedule for That's So Maven!, which means there's no new episode next week. On March 20, we'll be meeting Kari Skelton to talk about what it's like to build a career as a blogger and influencer. 

See you in two weeks!