I love making handbags out of recycled leather. Making bags out of recycled leather is much more time-consuming than using original skins. But the results can be a lot more satisfying. Especially when you factor in that bags made from recycled leather are leaving a smaller footprint on the planet. Not to mention the cost of new leather vs. the cost associated with recycled leather.
When I began back making several years ago I was totally overwhelmed with the statistics regarding how much of our clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories end up in landfills due to fast fashion. The statistics are staggering! Our planet is not getting any larger but the number of items that each of us own, grows every year.