It isn’t everyday that you encounter a one-of-its kind range of products that will make you want for more. In the midst of monogrammed bags and satchels, the hand-painted totes of H.E.A.R.T. effortlessly stand out. Each collection never fails to capture the fancy of people who want to arm themselves with distinct yet dainty pieces.
Other than bags, H.E.A.R.T. also offers tees, pouches, and even writing accessories. Where else can you get items priced below P300 (7 USD) that radiate every ounce of imagination?
My first encounter with H.E.A.R.T. was a year ago when I was searching for a carryall to house my ballet shoes. Abbey Sy, the brand’s owner and creator, really showed cheerful willingness to do my request. She came up with this lovely design:Surely I’m not the only one who finds delight in the products because H.E.A.R.T. already earned spots in Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Lifestyle section and
1. Can you tell us the origin of H.E.A.R.T.?
Well it started off as a little concept I decided to build up with. I originally wanted to design notebooks but I couldn't find a good publisher/printer and also, I wasn't equipped with good design skills so I decided to explore hand painted tote bags since they are eco-friendly and the idea of having it hand painted made it more personalized for every customer. Originally though I only painted one for a gift to my friend, but eventually I thought of making a business from there because I wanted to do something productive in my college life.
2. Where do you get the inspiration to create your hand painted stuff?
Mostly nature, girly and dainty things. My collections vary in theme but in general they are all based on my interests and all of them are representatives of who I am and what I like doing.
3. Of all the collections of H.E.A.R.T., which one is your favorite?
Someday in Summertime (Collection 3). I also like the Noteworthy Collections because I get to add a new line of products to my shop.
4. Any tips for students or other busy persons who want to have an entrepreneurship venture through their creativity?
Learn how to manage time well and make sure to be committed to what you're doing. Always remember that hard work and perseverance, in time, will pay off. And keep doing what you love most! :)
5. Where do you see H.E.A.R.T. three years from now?
Maybe I'll be selling a wider range of products (not just hand painted stuff) like stationery and other novelty items that I'll be designing *hopefully*!
Abbey’s passion is the reason why her products sell out in a flash and if you want to carry something that’s produced in a single quantity, mark your calendars for the release of H.E.A.R.T.’s “Back to School” collection this Saturday! I’m not a schoolgirl anymore but the designs are too nice to shrug off! :>