Heartsleeve has its roots firmly set in a foundation of community, leveraging its creativity for local change.
We’re heading to Memphis this weekend to sell our bags at the Cooper-Young Festival, so I reached out to a new maker friend Funlola Coker who hails from that spot upriver for her short list of other creatives to check out.
The traditional Japanese resist-dyeing technique called shibori has been seeing a renaissance, especially when done with the strikingly deep blue of natural indigo dyes. Read more about this naturally derived dye and how it's making a comeback through hobbyists and big industry.
We decided to add this bag into our summer collection so our fans could try it on their own adventures. If you like to play outside or haul big loads in style, you'll most definitely love this bag!
"When I can find them, I pull old cypress sinkers out of the basin and saw them into lumber. It's beautiful, meaningful wood, and many people regard it with a certain reverence." - Greg Guirard
"For years I carried a waxed canvas backpack from Tchoup. I took it so many places that I finally needed to replace it. The new design is even better than the old one."
Needing a supply of low cost weaving material for lessons, the folks at the Guild turned to a truly plentiful and disposable resource – the plastic shopping bag.
My original dream for Tchoup Industries was not only to be selling under our own brand, but to be providing sewn manufacturing to our community.
While you're finishing up the last of your holiday shopping, consider the following picks from The Good Shop - all under $50 - to make you and your loved ones feel GOOD.