Louisiana has always been a state that values its own, and local businesses play a big role in helping the state’s unique culture thrive. The state’s culture bearers, artists and craftsmen are part of what bring visitors internationally to see and experience Louisiana’s southern hospitality and good times. Home grown fun and home grown products make Louisiana a treasure trove of unique celebrations and products. Check out our highlight of local businesses and be a part of what makes the state a one-of-a-kind destination.
Based in New Orleans, Tchoup Industries designs, cuts, sews, and sells durable, designer bags “for city and swamp.” Owner/Designer Patti Dunn sources Louisiana materials such as hand-woven panels, recycled rice bags, alligator leathers, and nutria furs. She prioritizes working with local craftspeople, hunters and farmers whenever possible.