I named this navy wallet after Kamala Harris, the first woman Vice-President of the United States.
While designing this wallet, which has a rather fun and playful bicycle-print cotton inside, I reflected on how you need balance to ride a bicycle. The timing couldn’t have been more serious. The vice-president debate had just occurred, the United States was on the eve of a crucial election and a pandemic was (and is) sweeping the globe. And yet. Here came hope. It rode in, seemingly unstoppable and yet never a sure thing. Following the vice-president debate media outlets described the balance Ms. Harris struck between masculinity and femininity.
As I stared at this wallet’s pieces on my design wall, I kept returning to “Kamala”. Kamala in a navy suit. Kamala in white sneakers. Kamala, bringer of hope. My hope rides with her.