I have been thinking about launching my own line of handbags for over a decade now, and I have finally decided to do it. The name "Monk and Mao" is named after my kitty children, Monk and Mao (of course!). Most of the fabrics I use are hand printed designs on unbleached canvas. I'll be posting my progress with starting the business, designing bags & new fabric patterns, as well as photos that inspire me... Enjoy!