Sam Chen // Founder & Designer
Sam Chen is the founder and designer behind Article & Goods. His career began in the fashion industry at a very young age. Sam was surrounded by his family of creative individuals. When he was a young child, his grandmother taught him how to sew and repair hems on garments. He recalled the days when he visited his mother at an apparel garment factory, where his mother was a seamstress. In his teen years, Sam was determined to get into the fashion industry and some day start his own business. He worked his way up into retail and then management. After graduation from the Art Institute of California - San Francisco, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management, he took a leap of faith and ventured out into the jewelry industry by working for a small startup jewelry business and learning the trade. After a year of joyful learning and experience, he took his knowledge into his first new business in jewelry, Thesis of Alexandria (TOA). Through the years of designing, product development, wholesale and retail skills under his belt, he decided to launch his second passion in leather goods called Article & Goods.