So good. We just love it and are tremendously grateful to designer Tanja Cesh for donating her considerable skills to our project.
Based in Portland, Tanja Cesh is a designer and art director with nearly 25 years in the fashion and branding world. See her design and art direction work here. Born in Los Angeles, she got her first breath of Maine in college when she worked at Chop Point Camp on the Kennebec River. Smitten with Maine, she swore she'd eventually move here, and did in 1999. With bouts of living "away" in Boston and overseas, much to her relief, she finally made Maine her permanent home in 2014.
While she still spends too much time "away", there is nothing quite like coming home to the way life should be. Tanja is still designing and art directing for select companies, but most of her time is spent developing MULXIPLY, a social enterprise. As the founder of MULXIPLY (pronounced "multiply") -- an ethical fashion brand that collaborates with fair wage artists and craftspeople in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tanja is the principal designer behind their collection of modern bags, jewelry and gifts. MULXIPLY currently collaborate with 6 artisan groups, infusing nearly 100k into the Nepali economy annually -- one of the poorest countries in the world. By choosing to produce their collection in the developing world, MULXIPLY is interrupting poverty by providing dignified, fair wage employment and keeping heritage handicraft alive. Tanja's studio and (new) retail space are located in Portland. To read more about her work and to view the entire collection, visit: www.mulxiply.com
When she's not creating in her studio, she spends time cultivating community in Portland usually exploring (and eating!) with her husband and friends in the great state of Maine and beyond.
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