Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Recycled Leather Bags

These recycled leather bags made by designer Ashley Watson are absolutely gorgeous and made from 100% re-used leather- making them far more earth friendly then their new leather counterparts filling up malls. While I feel recycling any product into something new instead of creating waste is a good thing, I also understand the ick factor some vegans may feel about ever carrying around a leather product - recycled or not. Much like Umbra from Grist says about Fur, wearing old used furs still promotes the use of fur...does this go for using old leather too? If you are more on the everything recycled is cool side (which I lean to these days) these handbags rock the recycled world- they are so vibrant, well styled, and each one is handmade and unique. "Vancouver based designer Ashley Watson handcrafts her one-of-a-kind leather products using exclusively recycled material. She began designing handbags with recycled leather in early 2005, inspired by the original features of jackets purchased from charity thrift stores. She ultimately incorporates these features, such as pockets and seams, into each unique bag or wallet design. " Check out the plethora of styles, including make up bags and clutches too @

1 comment:

Nickcoelodeon said...

Reused cow flesh. Yippee!