Excess leather? It becomes luxury thanks to Loewe. Spanish Surplus Proejct is focusing its effort on reusing little cuts of leather. An initiative that was undertaken on a large scale and that follows similar other projects for environmental sustainability.
Designer Jonathan Anderson went back and did more thinking on its iconic basket-handbag. The model, which was launched in the Spring/Summer 2015 collection, became a must-have and now Loewe is making it with very high-quality leather as a part of the Surplus Project. The initiative is focused on sustainability, a matter over whish the Spanish company has been working for a long time. And so, it’s fitting that leather, with its excellent circularity, is the right material for the job. Loewe’s craftsmen use little cuts of smooth, soft-grained calf skin to make the handbags, as they are offered in 6 versions and various pastel colors. The collection also includes an elegant necklace.
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