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In the early 1980s, Suzy Putman designed and made bags and other items, all with animal appliqués, and sold them locally in Hingham, Massachusetts. Eventually Suzy and her husband Bill founded Tree Tops.
…we formed Tree Tops and got into clothing lines, garment bags, totes and all that. Everything was appliquéd, and that was a hot look in the 1980s. We operated out of our house, a real cottage industry. Bunch of school kids cut out the designs in the basement, home sewers took the stuff home and appliquéd it, and then we had contractors put the things together. We had a couple of dozen sales reps around the Country and in Hawaii selling to specialty stores, and we were in a whole bunch of catalogs. Bill Putman
Suzy passed away in 1987, and Bill wound down the business.
Thanks to Bill Putman for providing information.
Written by denisebrain
Courtesy of denisebrain
from a 1980s cover-up and tote bag