Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Danny Kong worked as a shoe designer in the family business while attending college. In 1986, after graduating with a degree in accounting, Kong immigrated to the United States and began working with an interior design firm in Los Angeles. This led him to creating simple but beautiful tote bags from showroom fabric samples and selling them at a friend’s booth at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. Twenty years since those humble beginnings, both the sophistication of Danny’s designs and his selection of fabrics continue to grow. He left interior design and works on bags full time.
Los Angeles, CA