Stephanie Dawn is an American Made product of the family, and woman, owned business, KAM Manufacturing INC., located in Van Wert, OH. KAM Manufacturing INC. is dedicated to providing American jobs to our local community and to producing an exclusive American Made product line.
It all started in a home garage in rural Northwest Ohio in 1984 rightfully called "Kim's". The business was established to manufacture quilted handbags for a startup company in Fort Wayne, Indiana called "Vera Bradley Designs".
Her business name was officially changed to "KAM Manufacturing Inc." in 1988. KAM moved a number of times to larger buildings that would handle the growing business. In 1999, KAM built a new building in the Vision Industrial Park in Van Wert Ohio. A devastating tornado came through the Van Wert County area in 2002, and KAM was in the direct path, as a result there was no longer a building standing. Thankfully, this was on a weekend and was not in operation for the day. With a decision... she forged ahead, with another vision of rebuilding and to continue the family business. Exactly 1 year to the date of the tornado, KAM was back up & running at its NEW Vision Park location.
In 2008, after a 25 year relationship, the board of directors at Vera Bradley decided move their production to another location, offshore. KAM was disappointed with their decision to leave, but looking back on a wonderful 25 year relationship that was made simply with a handshake, is something that our family will always be very proud of!
After the relationship with Vera Bradley ended, Kim & her family decided to come out with our own handbag line. The "Stephanie Dawn" handbag line was successfully launched in late 2008. For over 30 years, KAM Manufacturing INC. has produced highly sought after quilted handbags, and other cut & sew products. In 2008, they noticed a need for an "exclusively Made in the USA", quilted fabric handbag line and it was then that they made the decision to design and manufacture their very own! Another special part to the Stephanie Dawn story... is that the handbag line was named after the owner's 1st grand daughter, "Stephanie Dawn".
Pictured above: Zip Tote, Tote, Susan in SD Signature Java, Zip Tote, Shopper Tote, Kitty Tote in Perfectly Poppy,
Petite Shoulder Bag in Cosmic, and Zip Tote in SD Signature Java.
"Stephanie Dawn" is designed for today's woman who desires function, style and quality. Women of all ages, and stages, will find a Stephanie Dawn Style & Color that fits her own unique personality and lifestyle. Whether you are looking to find the perfect Tote for errands, a Specialty Bag or even coordinate your Handbag with complimenting Accessories... there is a Stephanie Dawn Style and Color just for you!
Who is Stephanie Dawn?
Stephanie Dawn is a real person and the inspiration behind the line. Stephanie Dawn just happens to be the name of the first granddaughter to the woman who started it all! We could not think of a more beautiful name for such a lovely line!