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GURO Designs

To create exclusive, handcrafted goods using high quality and locally sourced materials.

A proposito del progetto

GURO Designs, made by Rolend Gumanas in her studio in Oakland, CA, creates exclusive, handcrafted goods. These one-of-a-kind artisanal accessories are designed with high-quality canvas, denim, and leather using sustainable practices during production. We are proud of our ability to make the most of material yield while practicing slow fashion. 


Our Vision: To support surrounding communities by circulating local dollars through the ethical production of top quality and high demand of eco-friendly goods that are built to last a lifetime.

GURO Designs' Rewards 

1. GURO Scissor Enamel Pin & Sticker

As a token of our appreciation for your interest and support, please enjoy our enamel pin and sticker. 

  • Great for wardrobe or accessory decor. 
  • Butterfly backing for secure placement.

2. The Canvas Variety Pouch &  GURO Scissor Enamel Pin 

Multi-use organizer for your passport, toiletry/ makeup bag, or office supply holder. 

  • Durable 9-12 oz. canvas.
  • High-quality 7-inch YKK zipper opening.

This product features non-waste materials hand-made in America.

*Please keep in mind that you will NOT be able to choose a color. Pouches purchased will be selected at random since they are made from salvaged, limited-run materials from factories around the Bay Area.

 

Measurements

Pouch: 4.5” x 7”

Zipper length: 7”

3. The Zipper Tote Bag

The Zipper Tote bag is made of premium material with a single 14-inch black metal YKK zipper.  It’s durable enough for everyday use and spacious design makes it ideal for work or shopping.

  • 10 oz. black canvas
  • Inner pocket ideal for organization
  • Two heavy-duty, vegetable-tanned leather colored handles reinforced by brass rivets

This product features non-waste materials handmade in America. 

Measurements 

Bag: 6” x 14” x 17”

Drop handle: 11”

Handle thickness: 1” 

Pocket size: 11” x 9”

1.5 lbs.

4. The Canvas Duffel Bag

The Canvas Duffel is ideal for people on-the-go, serving as a multi-use bag. The vibrant, black 22 in. YKK zipper opening makes it perfect for carry-on luggage.

  • Conveniently fits under the seat or in the overhead bin.
  • Heavy duty 100% cotton canvas with interior lining.
  • Two heavy-duty leather handles and a matching strap attached with swivel hooks and a buckle for lengthening and shortening 30”- 46”
  • Two inner pockets for added organization, reinforced with leather washers and brass rivets.
  • One exterior pocket with a 10 in zipper closure.

This product features non-waste materials handmade in America.

 

Measurements 

Duffel” 10.5” x 23” x 10.5”

Drop handle: 5” 

Handle thickness: 1” 

Inner pocket size: 13” x 7.5” 

Zipper length: 22” 

Strap length: 30” - 46”

2.6 lbs

 

A cosa serviranno i fondi ?

 

GURO Designs is looking to scale our current production's location, team, and equipment to enhance our supply. With the help of Ulule, Bank of the West, and our local community, we aim to grow a strong foundation of ethical production in Oakland. 

A proposito del progettista

Rolend Gumanas is an Oakland-based designer, specializing in the creation of handcrafted items made from salvaged materials of raw goods like denim, canvas, and leather. Gumanas visits local factories in search of salvaged materials that typically end up in a landfill and turns them into one-of-a-kind, exclusive artisanal accessories that include duffel bags, tote bags, plant hammocks, dopp kits, and leather key fobs. 

“When I see material, I see more than just textiles. I am very passionate when designing tactical pieces. My purpose is to be able to create with high-quality materials, which will age beautifully, naturally, and within time will manifest a story through its characteristics in wear. ” – Rolend Gumanas, designer

Today, Gumanas works in her Downtown Oakland workshop, Standard Parts Studio. Before launching GURO Designs, Gumanas worked as an Assistant Designer for Clinton Park, an apparel servicing company in San Francisco. Prior to that, she was a Denim Tailor/Repair Specialist for several top companies in New York, including Levi Strauss & Co. and Selfedge, which further cultivated her passion for denim. 

Gumanas has always been intrigued by the concept of creating art through apparel. She began her fashion career as a stylist and visual merchandiser but soon realized her niche was in design. She has a BA in Design and Apparel with a minor in Business Marketing from California State University - Sacramento.

 

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