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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…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 25
  • Joined March 7, 2011

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leather, cotton, brass, silk, wool

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    Hand made bags, recycled repurposed...

About

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 through the day. Whether small or large, slouch or structured, it travels with you, its shape & texture effects your movements. I enjoy thinking about all the possible adventures a bag might have with its owner while I am making it.
Each bag is one of a kind, I might repeat a design, but the combination of materials used will not be repeated. They are made using quality materials and made to last. I use industrial sewing machine and rivets to join pieces, and details are finished with hand stitching. All the bags are made, from start to finish by me. Quantity is very limited for now, I will be adding more everytime I finish making one.

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