Tackling this "upcycling" process is no easy task, and usually involves many additional hours for acquisition, cutting, and washing. We’re still happy to put in the extra work to see trash transformed into functional treasures. Here’s a step-by-step look at the tasks and labor going into each banner bag we sell.
Every March for the past four years, we’ve chosen a local environmental non-profit to donate a portion of our sales profits. We’re excited to see these modest donations growing year after year. As our business grows, so does our positive impact on our natural surroundings.
Our three goals for sourcing coffee, are Quality, People, and Consistency. We are looking for quality coffee, and we are also looking relationships with farmers, and can we help that farmer producer quality coffee consistently.
Our super lux 2015 Mardi Gras collection featured panels of metallic gold alligator leather from Lafayette family business Mark Staton Co.
Our friends Carlos Stitch & Giancarlo D'Agostaro developed a photo essay of their bike ride adventure from Venice to Munich. Some beautifully poetic moments in here.
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!