Knitted chic: Ling Wu Creates Upcycled Handbags From Vintage Blankets
Ling Wu, a Singapore-based leather goods brand, has recycled and transformed vintage blankets into eye-catching bags for their new Le Grand collection.
The line of upcycled bags features premium wool fabrics, calf leather trimmed accents and a leather front phone pocket. The collection features only very limited pieces, eliminating excess in the manufacturing process.
Designer Goh Ling Ling founded her homegrown accessories label in 2010 with a vision to produce timeless leather products and promote slow fashion, drawing inspiration from her father’s manufacturing company.
“During my sourcing trips, I came across many unwanted blankets, either given away to charity shops or sold at flea markets. I think there are so many old materials out there, wasted sitting in the dust, that you can give a new life to,” she shared.
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