In 1983 I graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and one in Resource Business Management. For my final project I designed and made a little handbag and brought it from production to retail with all the steps in between. That's where my love for handbags began. I've been designing and making them ever since. As many of you know, for 11 years I designed and made a line of children's clothing called RizzoWear. Although RizzoWear was very successful, I found I needed a change and decided I would go back to my first love and design and make bags for a living.
My husband Jim and I live in Southern Maine in the home we built for ourselves in Kennebunkport with our six dogs, Tumpkin and Jack, Bella, Mya and Diamond and our newest, Zeus with the giant ears. We moved to this area from a little town in north-eastern Maine called Bangor. We decided to move south to be closer to my sister, who also lives in Kennebunkport. www.SueRiouxDesigns.com
My husband Jim is a builder. He has a small construction company called Penco Construction that is doing very well.
Four of our six dogs are Miniature Pinchers. They are a wonderful breed. If you'd like more information about Miniature Pinchers, go to the below link. It will take you to a Miniature Pincher Rescue site which will give you lots of info. about these sweet little dogs. http://www.allminpinrescue.com I am an active volunteer for this rescue. We are always in desperate need for foster homes and new volunteers. Please visit the site and if you can, help us out!!