Working as a designer does not necessarily mean just shopping, looking at magazines, traveling the world, or sketching. A designer job entails going to factories, reviewing your designs, working with pattern makers, technicians overseas, and also sourcing for new factories, material resources, trims, and ornaments.
This last trip we went to an ornament factory which I found to be quite interesting . I learned a lot about the process of how buckles, studs, and rhinestones are made. This factory was small, not as many workers because a lot of the work is done by machine, and surprisingly enough it was quite clean. It wasn’t your typical shoe factory. Here are some pics I took with my iphone showing where and how ornaments are made.