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Patricia Nash designs supports Zoo Knoxville with limited edition bag

Proceeds support reptile and amphibian conservation
at new ARC Campus

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Boelen Python bag
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Boelen Python lining

Patricia Nash Designs, creator of luxury Italian leather accessories, is offering a limited edition handbag created to support Zoo Knoxville’s new Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) Campus. “ARC by Patricia Nash” is limited to 500 individually numbered bags and features the rare and beautiful Boelen’s python.

Proceeds will help save animals from extinction by funding one of the largest and most important projects in the zoo’s history, the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Campus (ARCC), that will be home to the zoo’s internationally-recognized work with critically endangered amphibians and reptiles. Zoo Knoxville’s herpetology team is globally recognized for their expertise with a number of species and are one of the founders of the Radiated Tortoise SAFE program, which is working in collaboration with conservationists in Madagascar to return rehabilitated tortoises to the wild.

Based in Knoxville, Patricia Nash Designs is one of the top five handbag brands in department stores. Like all Patricia Nash Designs, the “ARC by Patricia Nash” bag is made of vegetable tanned Italian leather and high-quality hardware. The limited edition of 500 numbered bags are available exclusively at the Patricia Nash Designs flagship store at 1132 N. 6th Ave. in Knoxville or online.

The bags may be preordered at and will be available beginning June 17, 2019, exclusively at the Patricia Nash Designs flagship store at 1132 N. 6th Ave. in Knoxville, online at or the Zoo Shop at Zoo Knoxville. 100% of proceeds from sales benefit Zoo Knoxville’s amphibian and reptile conservation programs.

Zoo Knoxville is a nonprofit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information visit

Published June 16, 2019 USA, LLC

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