Lisa M. Barnes founded LMB Designs to create couture knits for you and your pets. My creations have included felted purses, wire jewelry, and elaborate scarves and wraps. My pet designs have included a formal gown for a German Shepherd and a tuxedo for a Chihuahua, commissioned by actor Alan Cumming. Other custom designs have included a laptop bag with the company logo for Winerium, a clutch for a new bride to match her bridesmaid dresses, a Kool-Aid dyed alpaca chemo hat, and a felted purse inspired by the logo of the nonprofit organization “Count Me In.”
In August 2010, I launched my first ready-to-wear pet apparel line, “Turtlebacks.” The Turtleback Signature Sweater was one of the few designs selected at the 2010 Fashion Institute of Technology Pet Fashion Show to travel the world with Pet Fashion Week. The designs are handmade by women's collectives in Peru, Nepal, and Argentina to provide high quality products while supporting fair trade practices and contributing to the economic independence of these communities.
By supporting LMB Designs, you not only receive a unique creation, but you also help save natural resources and give back to the world community.
Lisa M. Barnes