upcycled crocodile swatch handbag

Designer Rachel Dortch of Marge and Rudy specializes in creating handbags from discarded fashion industry swatches. Dortch saves discarded material from winding up in the the landfill and incorporates these materials into handmade designer handbags that can evoke both vintage and modern sensibilities.

The Triple R Swatch handbag (above) incorporates an antique brass clasp, embossed crocodile and recycled leather; $65 @ Marge and Rudy.

upcycled leather cuff

(above) Subtle edginess … Eco designer Missismiss created this cuff from upcycled black leather – only $19 on supermarkethq.com (more…)