My name is Valerie and I am the owner of Island Girl Collection. I’ve always had a passion for sewing and I adore beautiful handbags. My business started from the sheer joy of sewing and from requests for my handmade creations. I launched my business at the first Made in Maui County Festival and continue to grow my business with the online marketplace Etsy, along with retail accounts in Lahaina and New Jersey. My vision is to share the spirit of aloha and beauty of Hawaii by creating versatile and stylish women’s accessories and home decor using beautiful Hawaiian-style fabrics.