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coffee-sack chic

May 14, 2012

After working for commercial and architectural design firms for 13 years, Alejandra Dunphy decided to branch out on her own.

In 2007, she started Alejandra Dunphy Design Studio in Atlanta.

In addition to her interior design services, Dunphy offers a collection of vibrant, eco-friendly pillows, throws and rugs made in her native Peru.

She also sells a line of sleek, hand-loomed handbags (pictured below) made from natural fibers and vegetables dyes.

But when a client requested pillows with a natural look, Dunphy found a material that she and the customer loved: coffee bean sacks from Atlanta-area coffee roasters and stores.

The “green” designer uses the sacks for pillows — and for her new collection of casual clutches. Made locally, the coffee-sack handbags (above) are $40 and perfect for a Starbuck’s or Trader Joe’s run.

Find them in the Atlanta area at Redefined Home Boutique ( and The Beehive (

You can also contact Dunphy at

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