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BFC Woven Leather Tote, in collaboration with Aurélie Fontan

Upcycled Leather GoodsAna CarneiroComment

There’s a new bag in London town!

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Earlier in the year I shared with you that I have been receiving some alarmingly large pieces of leather meant for landfill. These hides often have a few large cut outs, but are mostly untouched due to the presence of defects: scars, variances in colour and grain, etc.

Here’s my reaction, just in case you fancied seeing my scared face!

 
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Beautiful and tactile, our new upcycled leather woven tote bags are finally launching to the public!

These launched for the first time earlier this month at Top Drawer London, where they gathered a whole lot of attention from buyers from all over the country - and even a sneaky shop from Scotland!

The larger pieces of leather we receive are being lasercut and woven into these bags, with supply dictating how many bags we have available at any one time. These are soft and pliable, lighter than you might expect, and super easy-going. Grab it on your way out of the house, or use it as part of your decor.

The pattern is striking, the colours are timeless: this attention grabbing bag will never go out of fashion! It has been designed in collaboration with designer Aurelie Fontan. And with each bag being ethically handmade and saving 4410 square centimetres from going to waste, you can truly feel good about your purchase.

 
 

Each bag requires almost 5 hours of labour, making it by far the most time consuming product we have launched yet. I’m looking to produce some better quality footage of the different steps of production to show you very soon!

In the meantime, the bags are now available for pre-order (until the end of September), at which point they will launch at their retail price - and pre-orders will ship out to our first buyers!!! Very exciting times, which I will make sure to post about on our Instagram channel (which you should definitely be following if you aren’t already ;)

I would love to hear your thoughts on this product! Do you love it? Not really? Leave me your opinions in the comments so I can keep on creating the products you are interested in - and save even more leather from an untimely trip to the landfill!

Ana xx