Jessica Nepton-Chayer, creator of Copper Cherry, started prototyping the bags in July of 2016. Copper Cherry bags are the beginning of a multifaceted concept brand that will revolve around Alberta and Canada life. The backpack line is designed with a natural aesthetic in mind that is functional for the city and for the mountain weekend trip. The everyday adventures, if you must. Jessica joined us for the first time in the spiring and will be back for the December weekend and we're really excited to see her new work! Check out her instagram (@coppercherry) for regular updates and read on down below to see how she responds to our Q&A:
Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
CC: That you make stuff in Edmonton. I’m super deep.
Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
CC: Influences. I’d have to start with my friends. All so talented, knowledgeable, and kind. They encourage me to stay weird and to not be afraid. I look up to the company Filson, I admire their timeless designs and long-lasting goods. And finally, I like working to Netflix and movies so they get an honourable mention.
Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
This print from HamburgerHands; Mushroom Elk in latin. It’s da best.
All Copper Cherry products are handcrafted in Edmonton out of leather and canvas with beautiful copper rivets. Head to www.coppercherry.com to check out her full line and shop around!