Born out of a pandemic project, RECO takes deadstock leather from the factories of the world’s biggest brands and transforms it into exclusive, luxury handbag collections.
As the fashion industry comes under increasing pressure to lower its ranking on the environmental destruction index, the world’s most sought-after brands are starting to experiment with vegan and mushroom leather alternatives.
Numerous companies have launched to encourage sustainable consumption of luxury items, including resale and repair services which help to prolong the life of handbags and other accessories.
But to be entirely eco-friendly, fashion needs to deal with its waste problem. In 2020, Vogue Business reported that deadstock fabric is a key part of what makes the industry responsible for 10 percent of the world’s carbon emissions.
One company called RECO is striving to reduce this wasteful habit by taking unwanted, but top-quality leather scraps from the factories of luxury brands and turning them into sustainable (and cute!) handbags.
View this post on Instagram