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What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Alanis Morissette have in common? They all carry hemp handbags from Heather Heron. The Canadian designer introduced her first collection in the spring of 2005 under the cheekily named label, Finally Stopped Dressing For The Boys, and quickly garnered a cult following. Back then, she handmade each bag from antique hemp pieces of repurposed 1950’s army bags, stitched together in her one-bedroom apartment. Now, Heron’s back with a new, eponymous line of "it" bags crafted from naturally dyed, organic European hemp with luxe details like hemp-silk and ultra-fine leathers—and all still locally sewn. She calls them hemp couture. We call them simple, stunning, sustainable, elegant, ethical, artistic . . .   

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