Lina and Vi: ABOUT



My name is Erica, and I am the person behind Lina and Vi (pronounced L-eena and V-eye).  Thanks for stopping by to my little handmade shop!

Curious who I am? Here is a little bit about me:

- I started Lina and Vi was in 2013 as a way to produce and sell self-made, handcrafted sewn goods using repurposed burlap. It all started when a trip to the local coffee shop put me in front of a 150 pound burlap coffee sack...and here we are!

- The Lina and Vi name originates from the abbreviated names of my two Italian grandmothers, both of whom represented to me creativity, drive, determination, resourcefulness, hard work, and persistence.

- The collection has evolved over the years to include a variety of burlap zipper pouches, clutches, and cross-body bags, as well as natural, farmhouse style burlap home decor items. Right now, I'm focused on burlap pouches and burlap pillows.

- I ship across the US, and you can shop online in my Etsy shop. I also sell at local shops in southeast Michigan including Birch Wood Boutique in downtown Plymouth, RoosRoast in Ann Arbor, and Bundled Michigan as well as the Plymouth Farmers Market on occasion.

- I am a metro Detroit native, and I have a couple of degrees from local universities. I work in the tech industry by day.

- I am a new mom to a little girl. You may see some DIY baby projects here from time to time.

Join me as I venture on this journey to rework burlap coffee bean sacks into practical and rustic handmade designs by liking our Facebook page, following me on Pinterest, and reading my blog!