THE CLASSROOM • SEMESTER 1 • WEEK 3

The third week introduced the students to the materials and process of creating a bag. Not only did the guest faculty, Eddie, the owner of JAMAH’s factory, share the various leathers available (from alligator to lizard to lamb to snake!), he also showed the students the elements and costs of designing and manufacturing a bag. With labor, material and shipping to name a few, there is much more than meets the eye. The teams began brainstorming as to how these factors will affect their design. Next week they’ll develop their ideas further through sketching and molding.