There’s a lot of waste that comes with using leather to create handbags and purses, but designer Victoria Ledig is one of the few who is using the parts of a cow that are usually discarded by leather manufacturers: the ears, tails, faces and lower legs. Usually these ‘off cuts’ discarded and send off ‘to be used in dog food’.
Ledig realized that ‘only the torso is used in the leather industry, and from that, only the perfectly homogenous parts’. Having learned this, the designer says, ‘I thought that was a pity. I wanted to make a connection with what leather is and where it comes from, in a positive way’. Cow ear makeup bag, anyone?
Via Fast Co. Design