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Inspired by Mom

Here at Tchoup Industries we are all about celebrating positive female role models! We asked our team to tell us how their mothers inspired them to lead adventurous lives. This is what we heard back…   Ursa When I was young my mother took me backpacking across Alaska. We hitchhiked and slept in...

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Two Become One

Two of our most popular items have now been merged into one convertible design! Traditionally we have made our Mini Flap Pack has been made as either a crossbody or a backpack. Both designs were highly coveted by customers but what if they could be worn both ways?!    Our sewers explored several...

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Recycled Magnolia Flower DIY

Our merchandiser Emily Thibodeaux made lifelike replicas of Southern Magnolia flowers for our spring shop window display. We thought we'd share her step by step process so anyone could enjoy these recycled blooms year-round. Magnolia Assembly Flipagram from Laura Doré on Vimeo.     Materials: -stiff white cloth or paper (we used...

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Giving Green this March

There are always difficult decisions to make in Louisiana when big oil money and jobs directly conflict with our local efforts to slow down land loss and preserve natural habitats. Most of us would love to have our cake and eat it too, which would be a lot easier if oil companies tapping into...

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The Making of Beads & Brass

Tchoup Industries founder Patti Dunn teamed up with local textile designer Abby Wetsman to create the 2017 limited edition Mardi Gras collection Beads & Brass, and we documented every step of the way. Here's a behind the scenes look of the work that went into the bright canvas panels painted...

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Baby, Its Time For King Cake

Resolutions of giving up refined sugar for the new year all goes out the window on January 6th, the Twelfth Night after Christmas. That's the day our Carnival season officially begins, which means King Cake will now be plentiful and available through Mardi Gras Day.   Once you come to love this special...

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2016 Sustainability Report

At Tchoup Industries we strive to make a positive impact on our community and the environment. Here's a recap of how we supported this mission during the 2016 calendar year (our 4th year in business!). Items that never made it to the landfill due to our repurposing efforts: And when it comes...

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Tchoup Press: Men's Journal Gift Guide

Yesterday Men's Journal published Local-Made Holidays: Gift Ideas From Every State to their online blog. Writer Lauren Steele researched items made locally state by state, and we are so honored to be one of two companies featured from Louisiana!  Their pick from the Tchoup Industries collection was our Travel Dog Bowl saying "This...

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