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A Cut Above

When Jacqueline (Jackie) Blanchard -co-owner of Coutelier NOLA knife shop- first emailed me this time last year about collaborating, I knew the stars had aligned. Tchoup Industries was getting countless requests from New Orleanian chefs to add a knife roll to our collection of handmade bags. The knife roll seemed like a great fit for our...

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Finding Inspiration with Musician Casey Benjamin

Through his ingenuity with vocoder, keys and saxophones, Casey Benjamin has lent many artists some of their most defining sounds. This GRAMMY award-winning frontman, songwriter and producer has gained international acclaim on such trailblazing records as Black Radio (Robert Glasper Experiement), We Got It from Here … Thank You 4 Your...

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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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