Miontas

Handprinted bags on found leather

Amsterdam, The Netherlands · 131 Sales

Announcement   Hello, welcome in my Etsy shop. Here you can find my handcrafted bags and accessories. Every item is unique, because made from recycled leather and printed with beautiful designs inspired by nature.

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Last updated on Aug 9, 2017

Hello, welcome in my Etsy shop. Here you can find my handcrafted bags and accessories. Every item is unique, because made from recycled leather and printed with beautiful designs inspired by nature.

Annemiek Mion

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This new item (a leather bracelet with printed flowers on it) makes me ready for summer!

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in my atelier

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This bag is now on sale! (Original price 125 euro)

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About

Upcycling Design - Bags from leather couches

I began my RCYC bag series when I fell in love with the leather of the couches I found on the streets of Amsterdam. In most cases the leather was in perfect condition and I liked the idea of recycling it (that's when the name RCYC came in my logo).

In an earlier stage, in a workshop textile screenprinting, I found out that old leather skins absorb the ink very well and so I could continue to work further on this experiment.

My preference for monochrome, graphic designs inspired by nature appeared to work out well with the beautiful shades of the suede and accentuate the idea of recycling. Each leather skin I found varied widely in color and I am always challenged to find a 'personal color' for the prints on the suede skin.

Here you find a video about me and Miontas: http://vimeo.com/62002382

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  • Annemiek Mion

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of creative people. - quote by Leo Burnett -

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