UKoalaBag Named Emerging Designer Buyer's Choice Award

by PJ Powell March 15, 2017

UKoalaBag was named January Atlanta Apparel emerging designer buyer's choice award winner

UKoalaBag on run way show in Atlanta Apparel


Apparel buyers at the January Atlanta Apparel Market selected the UKoalaBag by MaYan, LLC. for the Emerging Designer Buyer’s Choice Award. The selection was made by ballot voting during the Market, January 30 – February 2, 2014.

With training in interior design, Yan Ma combines aesthetics with functionality to render attractive and useful handbags for her collection. UKoalaBag is a hand free bag inspired by koala bears. It is designed for freeing your hands and minds. With a lots great features that keep your belongings organized, the bags are suited for a hike, a motorcycle ride, a trip to the park, or to any daily outdoor activities – merging the best of fashion and solid craftsmanship.

“I am honored to receive the Emerging Designer Buyer's Choice Award,” says Ma. “The U KOALA bag is my passion, and I'm glad others see the potential in this unique hands-free collection. Atlanta Apparel is a great show, and I thank them for giving me an opportunity to showcase my designer bags.”

The  Emerging Designers collection features a select group of fashion innovators who submitted fashion sketches, a look book or product samples for consideration. Participation in the collection introduces these designers to the wholesale apparel industry and provides extensive networking opportunities with key buyers. Specialty retailers preview the latest in fashion and meet individually with designers to learn more about their lines. The collection also provides designers with hands-on experience and insight into how to operate a business effectively in a wholesale marketplace.

UKoalaBag will return to the Atlanta Apparel as part of the Emerging Designers collection at the August Atlanta Apparel and WORLD OF PROM Market, August 7 – 11, 2014.

For more information about the UKoalaBag, visit


PJ Powell
PJ Powell