old jeans. new bags. us made.
"I can't think of any other piece of clothing that elicits the kind of emotional response and memory that blue jeans do. You're touching your own history every day. You're wearing your own history every day." Lynn Downy of Levi's
A couple of years ago I realized I had a stack of beloved denim in my closet, pairs too far gone for someone else's use but ones that had been present for some pretty pivotal life events across the last decade.
Tossing them made me uncomfortable from an environmental and nostalgic point of view. After a full notebook of ideas and weeks of late night sewing sessions, Hem + Haw came to life.
cut and sew shop
This fine group of women took my bag designs and prototypes and put it all together with precision and skill.