Rattana Designs, located in San Leandro, CA, was founded in 2010 by three sisters, Olivia, Ponnie and Ellen – although the person who made it all possible is their mother, Somphane Rattana. Growing up in Oakland, the Rattana sisters learned how to construct clothes at an early age by watching their mom make wedding and prom dresses. They spent after-school hours and summers designing, cutting patterns, sewing their designs. Now, through Rattana Designs, the sisters’ love of fashion, music, and art inspires an endless stream of imaginative style options for custom bow ties, neck ties, fair trade accessories and one-of-kind dresses.
Come meet the designers of Rattana Designs in person at the Rare Bird on Thursday, July 17, 2014.