reMade USA Reclaimed-Leather Handbags Give Upcycling a Good Name
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For San Francisco designer Shannon South, a worn leather jacket, aged to perfection, presents the ultimate blank canvas. The founder of reMade USA mines thrift stores for preloved leather clothing that she upcycles into foxy, one-of-a-kind clutches and purses. Because South does all the cutting and stitching herself, deconstructing each jacket with the exacting skill of pathologist conducting an autopsy, only 10 to 14 bags are made available at any one time. Lined with vintage scarves, each entirely unique piece bears its own serial number.
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