Janet Jindela / Sunflower Leather
Hometown: Belchertown, MA
Janet Jindela is part of a family team that makes up Sunflower Leather in Belchertown, MA. Sunflower Leather has been designing and hand crafting fine leather purses, handbags, briefcases, wallets, totes and more in every size, design and color imaginable for many years. “Each piece is individually handcrafted by us right here in the US. Designing bags is my favorite part of the business, and there are always plenty of new styles each season along with the old favorites.” Jindela’s eclectic assortment ensures everyone is able to find their signature handbag that reflects their style and fits their needs.
“Our concept is to give the customer a bag that is simple in appearance, but one that becomes a favorite because it's so functional and soft. Some of our best ideas come from listening to what customers tell us they would like to see in a bag. We're happy to work with you to change a pocket here, or a strap there to make one of our bags work better for you.”
Sunflower Leather has extended their business to make belts, which they sell at some of the many artisan shows they attend along with their handbags. They use harness leather and work with each customer to find the customized fit.