I have always identified with the approach of indigenous cultures when it comes to our moral responsibility to care for and respect the natural world. These cultures began the “zero-waste” movement long before it became a hashtag, using every part of the animals they hunted to provide for their families.
This way of thinking has been lost in modern society. Consumerism has created the idea that waste is a necessity of design. I believe the reality is that true creativity comes from finding ways to use what you have.
Making something using discarded textiles means starting over every time. There are no templates or assembly lines. Every bag is a fresh idea made from materials that were relegated to life in a sample book, on the upholsterer's floor, or in someone's untouched 1970's basement.
There is something special about a bag with a variety of origins made by someone's imagination and two hands.
Heidi Klaassen - Owner/Designer
Reusables & Repairs
As well as one-of-a-kind handbags, Hekkal & Hyde carries reusable snack bags and fabric napkins. Reducing your environmental footprint can be done in small ways, reusing fabric items as opposed to single-use plastic bags and paper products. See SHOP for available designs.
The disposable lifestyle can also be curbed by repairing and repurposing outdated and damaged items. Hekkal & Hyde creates uniquely distressed and embellished second-hand jeans, breathing new life into discarded garments.
Every Hekkal & Hyde bag is one-of-a-kind. Over the years, clients have requested custom work - requests for travel and diaper bags, personalized printed snack bags and unique purses.
Hekkal & Hyde has also been honoured to create bags made to commemorate loved ones who have passed away, made from garments that have meaning.
Availability of custom work varies. Please contact for current lead times.