This item sold on July 22, 2010.
► I describe this tote as a beach bag but it could easily be carried in to the Fall and winter as an everyday bag. A super fantastic ikat printed cotton is combined with brown leather and you may not have guessed it, but the straps are made from vintage belts!! There are two interior pockets, one for your phone and keys, etc. One for your current summer read or even a magazine.
► measures approximately 13" x 3" x 13"
► strap length is 22"
The process of making each bag first starts with sourcing the materials. I visit several different places on a weekly basis to find the right jackets and other materials used to create each bag. Then, the vintage leather jackets are cut apart and pieced together in such a way to salvage great original details in to new Hoakon/Helga bag designs.
I try to use as many upcycled components as I can in each bag, including the linings, and any exterior fabrics used. Every bag is One-of-a-kind because of the vintage materials used. You may see small imperfections and wearing caused from the original jacket. This is part of the charm of the designs and adds to the fact that your bag has a history previous to you owning it! It's a great way to help to support sustainable approaches.
Every bag is handmade by me, in my studio, in Alberta, Canada :)
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