Chibi, which means “the little one” in Japanese, is a male Boston Terrier. He has been Sha's best friend since he was 8 weeks old. Chibi had lived in many places such as New York, California, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He has also traveled to many places in Europe and the United States and his next destination is probably Mexico. Chibi's favorite things to do are playing at the dog beach, paddle boarding, hiking, as well as barking at neighbor's dogs.
During his spare time, Chibi helps Sha to design the Ugly Christmas Sweater Collection each year. Besides designing sweaters for his fellow doggy friends, he also includes a collection of human sweaters.
His main wish is to help the children at Roslin Orphanage House in West Timor, Indonesia, to continue their education to be successful independent happy people.
Sha Suganda was born in Bandung, one of the famous textile cities in Indonesia. She grew up in her parents’ garment factory where she helped out in the factory for 2 to 3 hours per day to earn pocket money. Sha learned how to draw, sew, knit, print, embroider, and cut fabric since she was little. With this background, Sha has a strong understanding of the ins and outs of the textile industry.
Sha moved to the U.S when she was 18 years old and got her BFA in Fashion Design at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating, Sha moved to New York and worked in many of the largest fashion companies in New York such as Kate Spade & Company (Liz Claiborne), Macy’s Inc, and Sears Holdings. Sha also worked in Europe for one of the largest fashion company, C&A (Clemens & August Brenninkmeijer), for 3 years.
With her background in the textile industry, she began adding value by with these companies, by traveling often to offices and factories around the world. Sha’s strong communication and technical skills, lead to her ability to build strong relationships with many of these factories.
In the beginning of 2014, Sha moved to California to pursue her greater dreams.
With Sha’s strong knowledge in design, trend, and technical skills, “Designs by Chibi” was established to deliver exceptional designs with, strong attention to details, great handfeel, and long lasting products which offer great value to consumers. Every process is thought through carefully in order to deliver the best consumer experience; from ordering, packaging design and the products themselves, which are made with passion and love.
For the Holiday Season, "Designs by Chibi" will offer a small Ugly Christmas Sweater collection. In line with the holiday spirit, a portion of profits from sales of this collection will be donated to charities in Indonesia, where many people lack access to nutritional food, healthcare and education. Sha’s current philanthropic focus is the Roslin Orphanage House (www.roslinorphanage.org) in West Timor, Indonesia, which is dedicated to caring for and educating orphans so they can return to the community as productive adults.