Who We Are
Spark*l was founded on the idea that fashion is versatile and can extend to even our smart watches. Because of the lack of watches on the market, Spark*l started as most companies do. We created something we wanted for ourselves. We created a band that became an alternative to the purely functional Apple Watch rubber band. We began to incorporate designer canvas into our bands and we found an amazing way to combine the luxury aspect of the designer canvas and the modern bohemian styles of our bands.
We experienced an incredible amount of growth after friends began spreading the word of our wonderful products. We moved into a bigger space, welcomed more artisans into our company, and have been dedicated ever since to changing the future of fashion. Spark*l has been creating and shipping watchbands all the world. Each band is handcrafted with love in San Luis Obispo, CA.
“To envision a better future for fashion, one of reviving traditional designs, utilizing upcycled materials, and creating new aesthetics. To incorporate the iconic patterns that built the history of designer fashion, while simultaneously capturing a new feeling of modernity and youth by combining the freedom of creativity with southwestern bohemia.”
We have incorporated three values into the foundation of our business and our handmade accessories.
We focus on offering high-quality, luxury fashion that incorporates the iconic canvas of designer brands into our modern, elegant smart watch bands. By crafting our bands from unusable vintage designer bags, we incorporate sustainability into our brand identity and as a foundational value on which we operate. With this focus, we hope to make the idea of sustainable fashion a goal in every fashion company’s mind.
We are dedicated to incorporating creativity and originality into our products and our brand. Every accessory is designed and crafted to enhance the look and style of its wearer. We strive to honor the traditional, iconic material of designer brands to give them a new life of modernity and bohemia.
Our accessories are made from upcycled authentic designer canvas that is no longer used. Each designer bag we use is carefully and lovingly deconstructed to be made into our bands. We guarantee that each product is crafted with the highest quality materials: sturdy brass studs, Swarovski crystals, and thick genuine leather. Each accessory is made to last and we are dedicated to finding the perfect accessory for you.
Meet the Team
Owner of Spark*l and the original creator of upcycled designer bands for smart watches. She takes inspiration from iconic designer materials and creates bands that reflect her love for boho and luxurious fashion. Her vision and style are the soul of Spark*l.
Marketing & Operations Manager
The first ever Spark*l employee who grew to be an integral part of the growth of the company. She loves her job and is dedicated to seeing Spark*l change the future of fashion. Alexa is excited about the goals and the direction that Spark*l is heading!
Customer Service Manager
Emilia graduated from Sacramento State with a Biology degree, but decided to move to SLO to pursue a more creative field in modeling, photography, and fashion. She joined Spark*l just to help out, but eventually became an important part of customer service team. She loves working for Spark*l!
Product Developer & Inventory Manager
Naomi is a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in fashion design. She is extremely creative with an amazing eye for fashion. Stay tuned to see her future creations!
Quality Assurance Manager
Stephanie was born in Brazil but grew up in California. She moved from the Bay Area to San Luis Obispo to study and play soccer at Cal Poly. After graduating, she loved SLO so much she decided to stay and that’s when she found Spark*l (thanks to her old roommate Emilia) and was lucky enough to join the Spark*l Squad!
Monica has a wonderful creative vision and talent for making hand crafted items. Having run her own handmade business, she is the perfect addition to Spark*l! Her drive to create high-quality goods and help the workshop run smoothly has been a great contributor to helping Spark*l grow!
Kelsi is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in World Languages and Cultures. Born and raised in SLO, she loves seeing the local businesses grow here. She started at Spark*l as a manufacturer and has since moved into the marketing side of things. She loves seeing how Spark*l has evolved is such a short time and is excited to see where things take us!
Customer Service Representative
Born and raised in SLO county, Megan is passionate about family, fashion, and supporting new businesses. New mother to Emma, Megan was excited to join the team creating upcycled bands and supporting the team between nap times and mom life.
Marisa is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Marketing and Graphic Communication. Passionate about environmental sustainability and design, she loves working in an environment that gives pre-loved items a new life. As a company who encompasses her values, she loves helping Spark*l grow!
Amy moved from Bakersfield and decided she wanted to work with her hands in a creative environment. So, she joined the Spark*l team! She loves working for Spark*l because it is the perfect combination of luxury and creativity. She enjoys creating the very best for our amazing and loyal customers!
Unlike other 'designer inspired' manufacturers, we only source authentic designer goods and have a limited quantity we can make at a time. Please respect these designers and only buy authentic. If you have a used authentic designer item that is broken, damaged, or not sparking joy for you and can use a new life, don't create waste and thrown it away. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and together we create sustainable fashion.