During my graduation project I have studied how to develop a collection of exclusive leather bags focusing on sustainability.
The production of conventional leather accessories is associated with a huge waste - often 40-50% of the skin is discarded, either due to faults and unevenness in the surface or due to clipping between the individual pattern parts.
My goal has been to minimize the waste of leather considerably, without compromising on quality and aesthetics.
The project has been sponsored by ECCO Accessories and KVADRAT
In order to minimize the waste of materials in my collection, I have chosen to include the concept of "Zero Waste Pattern Cutting".
The purpose of the Zero Waste method is to reduce the amount of clipping between pattern parts when designing a piece of clothes or accessories.
The focus is on using materials optimally, where the individual pattern parts can be placed close to each other so that all the material is being used.
To create a both complex and minimalist expression in my collection, I have worked with various material compositions and prints that adorn parts of the bags.
The development of prints has been a study of the contrast between the analogue and the digital world.
Geometric pattern part overview:
During the production of my collection, I was invited to ECCO's headquarters in Bredebro, where I received great help in the development of my final prototypes.
A very special thanks to my sponsors, ECCO Accessories & KVADRAT, who helped me make this project a reality