Made on MVY: Austin Designs

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Austin Designs is an independent company owned by Rachel Austin Baumrin, designer and builder of handmade goods. Each piece is a unique original work and is featured at the Vineyard Artisans Festivals, Chilmark Flea Market, and Featherstone Center for the Arts throughout the summer season. Educated in the fashion and costume design fields “as a young lady,” Rachel now returns to the sewing machine to create beautiful handcrafted products — including 100% organic herbal eye pillows (pictured), heat packs, and pocket pods —  filled in her West Tisbury studio. Austin Designs was established in 2001 with a focus on hand-stitched bead work.  In 2014, Rachel began concentrating on her business full time, and has been building it ever since. Celebrating 10 years, her  products are now available at many off Island locations including New York, Boston, Northampton, Pembroke, Hyannis, and many more.

Visit Austin Designs website to learn more about her shops, shows, and events (including this summer at Vineyard Artisans, Chilmark Flea Market, and Featherstone Center for the Arts). Austindesignsmv.com; Facebook @austindesignsmv, and Instagram at austindesignsmv.