Hoakon + Helga

About the Designer
The company was founded in 2009 by Andi Strand. Andi has a Fine Arts Degree, from the Alberta College of Art and Design, where she majored in Textiles. When she's not sewing in her studio, she spends most of her time enjoying the little things with her 18 month old daughter, Lou.

Artist Statement
Hoakon + Helga is a handbag company carefully constructing bags out of vintage leather jackets. We are based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We spend a lot of time scouring near and far for the perfect leather jacket. Our goal is to find pieces that have unique colors, shapes and pockets. When we find them, we combine them with a variety of different materials. Some are hand embroidered. Some hand dyed. Some are beautiful upholstery fabrics. Because we work with vintage jackets, no two bags are ever the same. We love that each and every piece is unique and something that the owner can truly call their own.

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