SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sarah Burroughs is the founder and designer of anne b designs, a retail line of high-end bags manufactured in Salt Lake City, Utah. What started as a hobby during college continued to grow during her two years in a corporate marketing job, until she finally took on anne b designs full-time in Summer 2014. Sarah now works out of a studio in Salt Lake City with other local artists manufacturing by day and hosting sewing workshops for the community by night.
Sarah works with local refugee employment services to connect refugees who have sewing experience with jobs at anne b designs or other local designers. She has traveled to Mbale, Uganda and Hyderabad, India with Help International to teach women and children handmade skills that will help them start a business and support their family and community. She also provides service project workshops for the community to learn how to sew sleeping bags and drawstring backpacks and donates the finished products to a local homeless relief organization.
Sarah was an American Express "Ones to Watch" Finalist at the 2015 MAGIC Tradeshow in Las Vegas and a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Award Finalist.