Founded in 2007 by award-winning designer Yaling Hou Suzuki, Flowie brings sweet and refreshing style to bags and accessory products, many featuring original textile designs. All products are handmade (and made-to-order) in Flowie’s California studio. Flowie products have been featured in Sunset Magazine, 7x7SF, Design Sponge, and Country Living.
About Yaling Hou Suzuki, Flowie Owner
Born and raised in Taiwan, Yaling Hou Suzuki loved to draw and sew from an early age. She moved to San Francisco to study design when she was 21, after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in English. Her life took an interesting turn, however, with Yaling earning two master’s degrees from San Francisco State University (MA in TESOL and MA in Instructional Technology). Finally, in 2005, Yaling returned to school to pursue her passion for design. She chose textile design because it allowed her to combine her love for graphic design and fashion. Yaling earned her BFA in Applied Textiles from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2007. She was named grand prize winner in the SURTEX 2007 International Student Design Competition and formed the Flowie lifestyle company in the same year.
If you are interested in licensing our designs, please contact us. We also take custom design projects.