Monday, 17 January 2011

old textiles renaissance


Saisei (再生) is the Japanese word meaning rebirth-back to life,
therefore the name of a brand new ltalian label turning old textile
fabrics into fine handbags revitalizing former military matress 
covers, upholstery and curtain fabrics.


Collecting old discarded textiles from more-than-second-hand 
or junk dealers the brand digs into “the world of forgotten 
fabrics” to re-use, re-assemble and re-invent these wastes 
to create unique and totally handcrafted contemporary bags.


Clean, basic shapes, both squared as rounded for satchels, 
shoulder big bags and purses with gorgeous woven fabrics 
such as damask, velvet and brocade on the inside whilst 
winter bags are made of woollen tartan or gummed canvas 
and the summery ones reusing hemp and jute.


Skillfully brought back to life the old fabrics look impressive 
and you can nearly perceive their own previous life as a 
military tent or as a striped theater marquee or even 
like your grandma's favorite armchair covering.
Quintessentially vintage.


2 comments:

  1. Dearest Elisabetta,

    What a great post for keeping the Planet GREEN!
    Wish we would see more of this being done, AND being published by the social media.
    At least, hats off to you for doing so!

    Have a great week!

    Mariette

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  2. Very nice (and green) idea!


    Camila F.

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