Signal Brands Collective

Signal Brands & The Independent Handbag Designer Awards join forces in creating the SIgnal Brands Collective, the first-ever handbag designer incubator.

Launching in January 2023, the Signal Brands Collective is a three-month program where the cohort of five selected independent handbag designers will be educated, guided, and mentored by IHDA Founder, Emily Blumenthal.

With the support of Signal Brands’ team and resources, designers will create their “hero bag” mini collection of three silhouettes consisting of a Tote, Satchel, and Crossbody, and will be provided a brand roadmap to make their bags retail-ready.