Each R.Riveter handbag takes a journey across the country before arriving at your doorstep. Components are crafted by independent military spouses in their homes around the nation, and shipped to R.Riveter's FabShop to be assembled into a one-of-a-kind product.
About our Spring 2021|Serenity Collection
The Transition Collection is about finding beauty in the details. It focuses on keeping your Zen amid an ever-changing life around you. Finding ourselves in a new world of change can be stressful and cause uncertainty. These are the times we most want to recoil into our safe space of complacency. Transition challenges this mindset and pushes to break free from it entirely. Find peace in places you’ve never thought to look and learn how to change your perception of the world around you. Transition is about shifting expectations to be more positive and allowing yourself to shatter the status quo.
As we embark on learning to be liberated from these fears this season, we will focus on three key words—Serenity, Emerge, and Transform.
Serenity is the first essential need within a transition. Defined as a state of being. This is about a mindset shift.
Inspiration behind the name
In the heat of WWII, 20-year-old Naomi Parker Fraley went to work at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, CA. She was assigned to a machine shop, where her duties included drilling, patching airplane wings, and riveting. It was in this shop where a newspaper photographer captured a photo of Fraley working, hair tied up in a telltale polkadot headscarf. This photo was likely the inspiration of an American wartime propaganda poster produced by J. Howard Miller for an electric company, intended to be an inspirational image to boost worker morale. The poster was never meant for public display, and had been all but forgotten during WWII. In the early 1980's, a copy resurfaced and "Rosie the Riveter" became a symbol of female strength and empowerment.
The Naomi Zipper Clutch will forever remind women everywhere that we too, can do it.
Maintenance of R. Riveter Leather:
We love using real veg tanned leather in our handbags because they just better with age. If you happen to get scratches or water marks, you can usually get the bag looking new again with just a little maintenance.
Please click here to read about how to care for your veg tanned leather.