Subscribe to Entrepreneur for $5
Subscribe

Crafty Cause

Raising awareness for a cause helped this handbag-maker raise her profile.

By
This story appears in the May 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What: Handbags made from jeans
Who: Chris Graham of Chris Graham Designs
Where: Marietta, Georgia
When: Started in 2004
Startup costs: $500

Chris Graham started her $2 million business on little more than the seat of her pants. In 2003, Graham was working as a court reporter when she decided to an old pair of jeans into a . She gave the bag away as a gift and soon found herself fielding requests for more.

Continue reading this article - and everything on Entrepreneur!

We make some of our best content available to Entrepreneur subscribers only. Become a subscriber for just $5 to get an ad-free experience, exclusive access to premium content like this, and unlock special discounts.

Entrepreneur Editors' Picks