Fabuloso Friday – Rebagz™ creator Marty Stevens-Heebne
Submitted by admin on July 24, 2009 - 7:06 pm
Marty Stevens-Heebner, the creator of Rebagz™, got the idea for her handbag line during a trip to the Philippines. While searching for materials and a manufacturer for her handbag designs, she found a foundation that recycles vivid plastic juice packs and weaves them into all sorts of colorful things. Marty also discovered that some Philippine rice sacks had vibrant designs on them. “I don’t care if they’re sacks,” she says. “Something that beautiful should not wind up in a dumpster. It deserves to be rescued and made into something gorgeous.” Marty decided that the recycled juice pack weave and the rice sacks would be the perfect “fabric” for her handbags. Color and variety have always been a hallmark of her work, and she has often been inspired by things she discovers in her global travels. (She has visited every continent, including Antarctica. “Penguins may be cute,” she says, “but they really, really stink.”)
Watch the interview!
What do you think of the handbags?