Friday, November 10, 2006

Loving Luisa

While working for an Italian textile company, Luisa Cevese noticed the amount of waste that went into production and it gave her an idea. After teaming up with a plastics company she went to work giving the fabric scraps new life. She now encases the remnants in resin and uses them to create durable and unique totes, coin purses, ipod cases - and the list goes on.

Recently she has also started taking old linens - including lace pieces and stained tablecloths - to make rugs and wall hangings using the same process. Her bags are available through the MoMa store.

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