behind the bag

I designed my first bag shortly after the birth of my second son in 2009. When I became a mom, I proudly carried my diaper bag like a badge of honor for the new club of mommy-hood I recently had joined. However, I soon longed for a fun bag but still needed to carry gear for my kids. So I stitched up a bag from fun material, filled it with functional pockets and to my surprise, started a business! My original design included the 6 pockets inside a stylish pleated bag that you’ve come to know as the Emma/Stella bag. Since then, I have worked to perfect that design and the bag pattern to make the bags what they are today. I've added more bag styles, fabrics and accessories with each passing year and am proud to offer bags for women and busy moms, accessories to help make life easier whether you are traveling, working, caring for kids or heading to the farmers market. It is a great joy to share my designs with you!

 

hand-crafted attention to detail

Every item is hand cut and sewn in my Livingston, MT studio. This means that each and every bag, changing pad, clutch, accessory is cut by hand (not by machines) from my original patterns and sewn using the highest quality cotton and materials, using INDUSTRIAL sewing machines and threads giving you a professional looking and quality product.  These bags can be used for years!

 

made in the usa!

When I’m not playing with my 3 kids, you’ll find me working in my studio tucked into the mountains of Montana. With your purchase you are receiving a hand-made quality bag and at the same time supporting our local economy helping another American family put food on the table. With that in mind, I work hard to source and buy my materials and supplies from other USA companies. While most fabric is created overseas, I diligently work with USA manufacturers and suppliers which keeps more of your dollars within the USA supporting other USA companies and families.

 

a face and name behind the company!

Hi, I’m Maranda, a mom and wife, designer and business owner. I have two amazing boys and a beautiful little girl who have inspired me to design bags and accessories for women, moms and children. I am married to the love of my life who happens to be my high school sweetheart. My goal is to create items that women will love to use. You can say that I bring the “fun” into functional bags! Putting your own name on a product sets a really high bar and I work hard every day to create the best possible item for each and every customer. I grew up in a family business and understand that a great product is only great when paired with fantastic customer service. My customers are my business and I strive to offer the BEST customer service at all times.

Contact me! I'm here to help!
hotmamahandbags@gmail.com