Where did October go? We were so caught up in the whirlwind of excitement, surprises and celebrations that we didn't get a chance to blog about it all! But here's a quick recap.
Earlier in the month, we joined our collaborating artist Jody Pham along with other local artists at Art Love Magic’s monthly “Art & Coffee”, where artists create their work LIVE – Nikki was hand cutting the bag designs.
Within a week, our Artist Series 3 Collection rocked the runway at ATG’s Fashion for a Passion No.5, a glamorous charity fundraising event showcasing Asian American fashion designers, musicians, and artists at the Dallas Contemporary. Cykochik was a presenting designer at this event in 2010 and has come full circle this year as a returning designer and with Nikki Duong Koenig as ATG's vice-president. Right when we didn’t think our month could get any better, it did.
PETA President/Founder Ingrid E. Newkirk (herself!) honored Cykochik with the PETA’s “Compassionate Business Award” for being an “exemplary cruelty free business” at the Nasher Sculpture Center while she was in town for her "Naked Truth" tour. We are beyond grateful and thrilled to be awarded and recognized by PETA for doing what we believe is right for the past 10 years – that is responsible manufacturing of eco and animal friendly vegan handbags and accessories.
Following our PETA celebration, we spent some time getting to know our "neighbors" at the “Market in the Meadow” where we had our ready-made handbags and accessories available for our Lake Highland’s community.
Whew, what an amazing month! We're excited about the holidays ;)