With such beautiful materials already in existence, why bring additional ones into the world? This was my thought process when I designed our damask espadrilles, made from new/old vintage mattress cottons from a warehouse in Barcelona.
And also when I asked my factory to keep the coloured leather scraps from the cutting room floor and magic them into friendship bracelets for spring. These are available to buy directly from the studio.
Waste Not Want Not – this concept is all inspiring. To see the potential design in something otherwise discarded and reuse it can only be a positive thing for the environment.
Other recycling ideas I like…