Profile: Rebecca Pearcy

1995 Business owner

Rebecca Pearcy, Portland, Ore., made the first of her signature “record” handbags for a 2001 music festival fashion show in Olympia.

Today, she designs entire lines of handmade bags, purses and wallets as owner of Queen Bee Creations (www.queenbee-creations.com), founded in 1996 from a corner in her bedroom. She is thrilled and amazed that her little project has turned into a thriving company involving the skills and contributions of so many talented people. She recently created AIGA Banner Bags, which began their life as banners that were created for Portland’s Urban Forest Project by local designers, artists, illustrators and photographers. Sale proceeds benefit Portland’s Friends of Trees. She also launched Chickpea, a new line of accessories for parents and their babies such as diaper bags, changing pads, and tiny tees.