Hi, my name is Dani, and I make leather & textile bags using recycled & repurposed materials.
After studying and getting my master degree in fine art, I worked in fashion and art industry for a few years. While working as a bag designer in NY, I learned about the ecological impact of industrial leather tanning. Leather goods, in recent years, have seen sharp decline in price due to increased import from countries with laxed environmental laws.
I love leather goods and use them everyday, but I decided to buy vintage when I needed them. I started to make leather bags for myself about 2 years ago.
I collect used leather jackets and bags from charitable organization. Textiles I use for the bags are vintage or reminents mostly from upholstry shops.
Making a bag is a bit like building a house. It shelters all the things you need…
- Born on March 25
- Joined March 7, 2011