Meet Katie Laine

It all started with a bag.

And then one more.  

And then another, and another, and then an Etsy shop.  

That's what you do when you love making something and you just can't stop, right?

Katie Laine was started by Katherine (aka Katie Laine) in 2020 on a whim, that if she loved making these products so much that you would love them too.  And we are.

Why another bag company?

That's a great question.  After all, there are so many companies out there making great bags.  From designer bags to handmade.

But we wanted to do something different.  We wanted to offer women affordable limited edition accessories.  Not your everyday black and brown options.  But bags that bring color to your world. Bags that offer custom details and unique fabric combinations.  Made from sustainable 100% cotton designer fabrics with little special touches like gold hardware and hand cut leather handles and trims.  And quilted.  We knew they HAD to be quilted to make them strong, durable and to give them that added extra touch.

And then throw in matching headbands and wristlet keychains or fun beaded keychains that can also be used to add a little bit of bling to your bag and well...we think that's the perfect accessory combo.

If you're a bag store why do you make candles and pillows?

We found so many great fabrics that we love but just don't work well for bags.  And we not only love adding pops of color to our wardrobes with great bags but we also love adding pops of color to our home.  A great way to do that is by adding throw pillows.  It's a perfect way to add in a unique fabric that might be too busy or bright to use otherwise.  And since we love adding pops of color to our surroundings this way we thought you would too.  And we wanted to make them better than anyone else.  With easy openings so they're easy to change out with the seasons or holidays and all finished seams inside so they always look great.

And we love making our homes and offices smell good too.  But did you know when you light a paraffin wax candle you're also emitting toxins into the air?  Toxins you are then breathing in.  We didn't.  Until we started doing some research and realized paraffin wax is derived from petroleum and is full of toxic chemicals.

We wanted a better cleaner burning candle.  So after doing a lot of research we learned that soy wax candles burn cleaner and longer than paraffin wax candles.  And we also learned that not all fragrance oils are the same.  Some are full of toxic carcinogens, which just like the toxins in the paraffin wax, are released into the air when you burn the candle.  That's why we use fragrance oils that are carcinogen free.  But we didn't just want to make these candles for ourselves.  Although we could have just stopped there.  We wanted to offer you a better candle option too.  

From our quilted and leather accented bags to our creamy whipped hand cream, everything is made by hand in small batches in our small but cozy studio in the Pacific Northwest countryside.  Why small batches?  Because that's the best way for us to achieve overall quality and consistency our products are known for.  And we aren't just makers here at Katie Laine, we are customers too. Everything we make is something we also love to use ourselves.  So we've tested our products to make sure they meet our quality standards.  We know if we don't love them, neither will you.  And we don't want to sell you anything we wouldn't want to buy ourselves.

Our mission is to bring color and whimsy to your world, by creating items that add joy to your life, and make your everyday extraordinary.

And we hope every one of our products achieves that goal.


Katherine founded Katie Laine Handmade in 2020 and is originally from Ontario Oregon but grew up in California.  She is the mom of 2 (now grown) children and resides in the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband, their two pugs, Lola & Zoey, her daughter and two granddaughters on nearly 4 acres of country land.  She loves starting her day with a cup of coffee and her planner and feels blessed to be able to raise her family and run her business from her home in the (sometimes) quiet countryside.  It's sometimes loud, sometimes chaotic, and all the time crazy, but she wouldn't have it any other way.

"Living a creative life and creating a life you love is the greatest gift of all."