Jennifer Paige Boonlorn's Remodeled Beadle Loft

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The Parsons graduate, who counts Marc Jacobs and Rodarte among her favorite fashion designers, collaborated with college friend Andy Brown, a former sales rep for GSTAR and Drifter, to create Soul Carrier.

Made from recycled fabrics woven together, the bags are finished with canvas interiors and webbing (seat belt material) for straps.

"It's the kind of bag you'd take to a farmer's market," Boonlorn says. "They're kind of bohemian, chic, earthy, and soft."

The bags hang on clamps like artwork in Boonlorn's living room. Her workroom floor is lined with plastic containers holding the 200 pieces that comprise the line. And up the spiral staircase stands a mildly menacing mannequin, draped in fabric weaved in the same manner as her bags.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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