Made from surplus leather, Loewe’s novel woven baskets bags are a luxe ode to sustainability


After showcasing its Fall/Winter collection in newspaper format, Loewe is back again with a sustainable initiative called the ‘Surplus Project’. It features a series of handbags that are made using leftover leather scraps and bits.


The collection sees the brand’s most popular woven basket bag in a sustainable avatar with narrow strips cut and braided together in a lattice formation to create a mosaic-like rainbow of color and texture. The leather used is procured from previous seasons, thus ensuring minimal wastage.

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Commenting on it, the brand, in a statement, said, “The surplus project is a display in how to reuse, re-think and re-create something beautiful from the excess material of previous collections. The new project sees the two most iconic of Loewe’s leathers — a smooth, classic calfskin and a finely textured, soft-grained calfskin — given a new lease of life as woven basket bags and a crab charm.”

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In addition to being sustainable, each bag is classy at best and features a shoulder or top handle carry, a detachable shoulder strap, a Calf tie closure, and an Embossed Anagram. Loewe’s Surplus Leather Woven Basket Bag in calfskin retails at $2,510 and is currently available for purchase online on the brand’s official website.

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[Via: Harper’s BAZAAR]