Va•de•nuevo is an ecodesign project by Yara Salazar and Marta Hidalgo, that’s seeking to improve the use of resources. They start with used leather clothes that have been discarded due to damages or fashion trends. The idea is to make good use of second-hand materials, designing and putting together a new handbag from recycled leather. They creates totally new, modern products while reducing the amount of waste.
The result: designer handbags with a totally different style than the ones currently available in the market; high quality leather handbags at a more affordable price than any other leather handbag. Designs are totally unique and can´t be imitated, as it is impossible to find two used leather pieces exactly alike.
The main concept is that everything can be recycled. That’s why they also make purses, wallets, wristlets and even necklaces from leftover leather pieces. Thus they enhance the value of a piece of leather, they change its shape and allow it to live a second life, rescueing the personality of leather that already lived once.
++ More information available at Va•de•nuevo website !