Heather Heron Designs Durable Accessories with Army Surplus Fabrics (Photos)

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Heather Heron's California Street Laptop Sleeve. Photo: Heather Heron

In her second collection for Environment Furniture--don't miss her first--California-based designer Heather Heron has mastered the art of repurposing. Using mainly vintage Swedish army fabrics, Heron has constructed street-smart laptop sleeves, flouncy pleated and structured clutches, functional shoulder bags, and more for her spring 2011 collection, via Goodlifer.

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Heather Heron's Razorblades fold over clutch. Photo: Heather Heron
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Heather Heron's Ghost Tree Pleated Clutch. Photo: Heather Heron
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Heather Heron's Swami's Bucket Bag. Photo: Heather Heron
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Heather Heron's County Line Shoulder Bag. Photo: Heather Heron

Heron speaks with Goodlifer about the inspiration behind her latest collection with Environment, below.

To take one simple thing of beauty that already exists on the planet and design a collection from its roots. All five pieces in the collection are designed and built from the one style of vintage army bag. Made locally in California by skilled artisans in our incredible new factory.

The collection ranges in price from $65 to $210, and can be found online (coming soon!) at Heather Heron and in-store at Environment Furniture.

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