upcycled leather

Looptworks Upcycles Alaska Airlines Seat Leather Into Eco-Chic Bags

CARRY ONS Like all Looptworks products, each Alaska Airlines item is handmade, hand-numbered, and backed by a lifetime guarantee. “Looptworks’ collaboration with Alaska Airlines is…

Read More >

Skyebags Upcycles Delta Air Lines Upholstery Into Flight-Worthy Bags

FLYING HIGH Every Skyebag’s story begins in Atlanta, where Delta’s seat covers are first collected. The reclaimed leather then heads to Raleigh, where it’s cleaned…

Read More >

TRMTAB Weaves Leather Waste Into Upcycled Laptop, Tablet Sleeves

LEAVE NOTHING BEHIND True to TRMTAB’s name, all pieces include an extra-wide tab that makes pulling out your gadget a cinch. TRMTAB’s work with Prachi Leathers, a factory…

Read More >

Alchemist Creations Upcycles Soda Cans, Leather Scraps Into Watches

What is once trash becomes treasure. Hong Kong-based manufacturer, Alchemist Creations takes this saying to heart with their collections of sustainable, upcycled products all crafted…

Read More >

Fielder's Choice Goods Turns Vintage Baseball Gloves Into Wallets, Belts

The sumptuous accessories in Fielder’s Choice Goods’ line channel America’s favorite past time- baseball. The line of leather goods are upcycled from vintage baseball gloves,…

Read More >

Regenesi, Dainese Upcycle Old Motorcycle Racing Suits Into Accessories

Feeling a need for speed? Get a danger-free rush from Regenesi’s recent collaboration with Dainese, an Italian firm that specializes in protective motorcycling gear. Unveiled at…

Read More >

Timbuk2, R3DNA Recycle Car Leather Into San Francisco–Made Bags

TWICE MADE R3DNA, like Timbuk2, is also based in San Francisco, where it operates a materials-recovery program that diverts a ton of leather and foam from landfills each month.…

Read More >

Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2012 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

Read More >

Coach Turns Vintage Leather Baseball Gloves Into Billfold Wallets

Batter up for Father’s Day with the ultimate gift for the baseball fanatic—well, next to season tickets at Wrigley or Fenway, anyway. In honor of the sport that inspired its…

Read More >

ReMade U.S.A. Recycles Ugly Leather Pants Into Chic Bow-Tie Necklaces

Unless you’re Angelina Jolie or John Travolta circa Grease, leather pants are probably not a good look. Here to take those sartorial eyesores of your hands is reMade U.S.A., a…

Read More >

Settle Down With Poketo's Line of Carryalls, Made From Upcycled Sofas!

HAVE A SEAT Poketo’s all-leather, all-upcycled line is accented with neutral tones like cream and brown in a variety of textures. No serviceable sofas were harmed in the…

Read More >

GIVEAWAY: Win The Sway’s Recycled-Leather Biker Jacket (Worth $856!)

Hell’s Angels, rock stars, and rebels without causes have one thing in common: their reverence of the beat-up leather jacket. If cruelty-free fashion is your schtick, however, The…

Read More >

Diana Eng's Recycled Fortune-Cookie Purse Reveals Leather Origin

Diana Eng’s Fortune Cookie coin purse combines several eco-fashion design practices into a small, well-crafted pouch. The Project Runway alum makes her purses from reclaimed…

Read More >

Hold Everything With Tuts and Crash's Upcycled-Leather Bike Pannier

Although bike messenger bags are great for hauling lots of gear, those neon nylon satchels leave something to be desired when it comes to subtlety. Enter Tanya Sheremeta’s…

Read More >

Hermès Debuts “Petit h,” a Line of Accessories Made From Upcycled Scraps

LITTLE LEAGUE Leave it to Hermès to make recycling luxurious. The French fashion house has just launched a capsule collection, dubbed “Petit h,” that salvages defective…

Read More >

Montreal Designer's Origami-Inspired Leather Dresses Court Controversy

ACTION AND REACTION The precise folds that transform a flat sheet of paper into the likeness of a crane may induce a Zen-like state in most people. Not for Montreal designer Myriam…

Read More >

Poketo Introduces Upcycled-Leather Totes, Backpacks, Purses

From bags made with recycled suit jackets to rescued street-banner carryalls, it’s obvious that the creative minds at Poketo have a yen for reinvention. Its latest makeover…

Read More >

Make reMade U.S.A.'s Recycled-Leather iPhone Case (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Scrap leather Pen Standard hole punch Scissors A few binder clips Ruler (ideally a square) STEP ONE Measure your phone and add ½ inch to the length and ¾ inch…

Read More >