ColourCycle

Leather Offcuts

Biarritz, France | 61 Sales

ColourCycle

Leather Offcuts

Biarritz, France 61 Sales On Etsy since 2015

4.5 out of 5 stars (13)

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Last updated on Sep 19, 2018

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Leather Offcuts

I started creating bags from leather when my step-dad found a treasure trove of leather in his recently deceased father's shed. Loathe to throw it away, he gifted it to me and told me to make whatever I wanted from it. Having always been a keen maker and sewist- this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.

I'm a challenge seeker, so I set myself the task of making the Extra Large Tote Bag, even though I had never sewn leather before and only had a lightweight domestic machine. The first pieces came out well, and I quickly had orders from friends and family before deciding to open my Etsy shop.

Although I am a die-hard vegetarian, the leather that had been gifted to me didn't seem to bother me since I wasn't contributing to the production processes and in any case leather is a "waste product" from the meat industry... Nowadays, (since all the leather from my step-father is gone) I only use 'offcuts'- the pieces the tanneries are unable to sell to big companies and are willing to pass off on to me.

I hope you will find something that you like in my shop. My bags make the perfect gift for friends & family - handmade in my small studio in Biarritz, every piece is unique & ethically made with care and attention to detail.

Thanks for reading :)

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