Amber Poitier Inc. is a leather accessories brand that was founded by Alicia Appleton in 2015. While Alicia was working in corporate fashion design in NYC, she came to loathe her job as a designer. These daily intense levels of bureaucracy led to the beginnings of severe health issues. As a result, Alicia decided to go back to the beginning of her love for creativity and she started to make accessories again.
She named the company Amber because , like her art it also embodies healing properties. When a tree has a disease, the tree releases resin that encases and stops the disease. As a result, the tree can continue to grow. The creation of the company and products brought a sense of healing back into her life. Poitier was chosen, because of her respect of Mr. Sidney Poitier’s life journey, integrity and creativity that she rediscovered after reading “Measure of a Man