Howdy there!  I'm Chris Franks, the designer behind Fortuna Monsoon.  

The phrase "Fortuna Monsoon" started off as a mantra, of sorts.  For me, it's a way of saying embrace the adventure of life.  The designs of Fortuna Monsoon are inspired by this spirit, by intrepid travel, brilliant functionality and exploring the depths of materials and craft.  I shape the work of Fortuna Monsoon with hand-made processes into goods meant to become your most treasured items for their beauty and practicality in your life’s everyday adventures. 

All of my goods are happily made in my studio in Austin, Texas.