Taiwan native and Bellevue resident Joanna Armour calls an Esty shop known as Cecil + Edith her workplace. There, among other things, she makes leather-handled market bags by repurposing old rice bags.

‘It began because I was hoarding this collection of vintage grain sacks,’ says Armour. ‘I always imagine them riding on someone’s shoulder to the farmer’s market and being filled with organic produce and flowers. I love that they live on to have a useful future.’

Find out more about Armour’s process and the history behind her shopping bags in the slideshow.

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