Danny Kong / Danny K.
textiles & fashion design / handbags
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Danny Kong is the creator of the beautiful Danny K tapestry tote bags, purses, backpacks and accessory bags that women love for their perfect mix of fashion and function. Danny K bags have multiple zippered and un-zippered pockets and adjustable straps so they provide maximum functionality and ease to the wearer. He hand cuts the fabric for each bag to showcase the beauty of the tapestry pattern.
Before he came to the U.S., Danny worked in his family’s shoemaking business in Thailand while he was in college. After moving to Los Angeles, he worked for an interior design agency. When he came across a stray piece of elegant Italian tapestry, he took it home and turned it into a stylish tote bag and immediately sold it at a friend’s farmer’s market stall. Soon, he set up his own booth and started attracting fans. Today he has satisfied customers in all 50 states.