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P.O. Box 92
Glenwood, WA 98619

Telephone: Not Available

Year Started: 2006

# American Employees: 2
  Rag-a-Muffin was started in the winter of 2005 following the birth of Anne’s daughter (because she didn’t have enough to do). Anne quickly realized that she was in over her head and enlisted the help of Marcia, her mother, mentor, and good friend. The first year they designed 2 styles and made about 50 purses, half of which they sold at a rainy, cold, poorly attended festival. The next year they went to the same festival, which fortunately had good weather that year, and sold most of their inventory on the first day to return customers who had bought purses the previous year. That night they went home and made more purses so they had something to sell the next day. The thought occurred to them that maybe they were onto something so they took a leap of faith, redesigned their line with 3 new purse designs, and plunged head long into what was referred to as their “little purse business”. Going into the sixth season, Rag-a-Muffin has four reversible purse designs as well as a reversible apron line. They take into account the feedback from customers when working on new designs and try to pattern styles that are both stylish and functional. Marcia learned to sew in the eighth grade and has a degree in Home Economics. She has made and sold custom wedding dresses, formal wear, children’s clothing, costumes, active wear, purses, and aprons to name a few things. She designs, sews all Rag-a-Muffin aprons, and some purses. Anne has been sewing and selling various self-designed wears for 20 years. She has a background in costuming and previously worked in production for two Gorge based Activewear companies before the start of Rag-a-Muffin. She designs, patterns, cuts, and sews. “The mission of Rag-a-Muffin has always been to make a quality product that is fun to wear and to keep our prices at a level that allows anyone to carry one of our purses. We have every age from 5 to 80 wearing Rag-a-Muffin and that’s really exciting. Last summer we had a group of third-grade girls who had been saving their allowances to buy purses from us and we were absolutely thrilled and flattered. Because we’re making a product that is made from natural fibers we also know that 100 years from now Rag-a-Muffin won’t be clogging up landfills and that’s a good thing. We love the fact that we’re making our mark now and not leaving it for someone else to deal with later.” Do Gooding We like to give back to our communities and people who need an extra hand. Here are some of the places and kinds of places where we donate products, money, or supplies: Klickitat County WIC New Parent Services, Next Door Inc., Women’s shelters, Christmas Gift Programs for children and teens, Africa New Life, and Columbia Gorge Pregnancy Resource Centers.  
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