UptownRedesigns

Uptown Redesigns by Sandy Philpott

New Orleans, Louisiana | 62 Sales

UptownRedesigns

Uptown Redesigns by Sandy Philpott

New Orleans, Louisiana 62 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (18)
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Announcement    Uptown Redesigns designs and crafts high-quality upcycled bags from leather coats, military canvas, and other durable discarded materials. Each bag is individually designed and handmade in New Orleans and is completely unique.

Website: www.uptownredesigns.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uptown-Redesigns/171419312644?ref=ts

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 27, 2018

Uptown Redesigns designs and crafts high-quality upcycled bags from leather coats, military canvas, and other durable discarded materials. Each bag is individually designed and handmade in New Orleans and is completely unique.

Website: www.uptownredesigns.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uptown-Redesigns/171419312644?ref=ts

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About

Upcycled Leather Bags - Handmade in New Orleans

Based in New Orleans,Louisiana, Uptown Redesigns is a design studio that takes outdated leather coats and upcycles them into stylish, new leather bags. Each bag is individually designed and handmade and is completely unique.

Sandy Philpott founded Uptown Redesigns in Annapolis, Maryland in 2009, and relocated the business and her life in 2011 to be a part of the city she loves: New Orleans, Louisiana. "New Orleans is rebuilding. It is also an authentic city that prides itself on history and tradition. My bags and my processes, in a way, honor all of these things. My processes are authentic, and I am rebuilding vintage materials into new and improved, functional products. Seems like a natural fit for this town!"

Sandy combines her business and creative skills with her lifelong passion for sewing in this venture. Uptown Redesigns is not only a reflection of Sandy’s style and practicality, but also demonstrates resourceful practices that limit waste and reduce unnecessary consumption and stress on our environment. "I like to focus on the practical use of products in addition to their aesthetics, so that my ultimate designs are usable, durable, and beautiful. I also have a strong affinity for fabrics and textiles, and have a hard time parting with outdated (but high quality) clothing, sweaters, jackets, and linens. I believe that in today’s world, it is important to not only be economically resourceful, but also to leave as little impact on our environment as possible. It just makes complete sense to take formerly enjoyed (but no longer used) high-quality materials and fibers, and let their originally valuable assets be showcased and reused in a new, updated product."

Uptown Redesign’s bags are made from outdated leather coats, leather garments, and also used military canvas. These treasured items are brought into the studio, cleaned, conditioned, and then redesigned into beautiful and unique products, one at a time. As much as possible of the former material is used in the new designs. Capitalizing on a garment’s original pockets, stitching and trim is part of the fun, and these details are often incorporated into the new the designs. ​

The bags are also all lined with repurposed canvas of US Army tents or discontinued fabric/upholstery remnants, and a "Handmade in New Orleans" label is stitched into each one.

Note: Because the materials are repurposed, small flaws or signs of wear may be seen in the bags. None of these blemishes detract from the durability or beauty of the designs and simply add additional character to the unique design.

Shop members

  • Sandy

    Owner, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 13, 2014
Welcome to Uptown Redesigns! All of the upcycled bags posted are made from used materials. Because the materials are reused, small flaws or signs of wear may be seen in the bags. None of these blemishes detract from the durability or beauty of the designs and simply add additional character to the unique design.

Each bag is individually designed and handmade and is completely unique. All currently available bags are posted here, and the boutique collection is constantly rotating and being updated.

Most bags are one-of-a-kind, but sometimes a few can be replicated in small batches. If you see something you really like that already sold, feel free to contact us to see if a duplicate can be ordered.

Thank you!

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