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Precious Skin by Victoria Ledig is Made Up of Ears, Tails and Faces

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: victorialedig and fastcodesign
There are so many natural products in the world that are discarded on a daily basis because they don't fit into a mold or standard set by superficial groups; Precious Skin by Victoria Ledig, a designer hailing from Berlin, Germany, flies in the face of those guidelines. It is a handbag collection that uses the unwanted parts of cows including their ears, faces and tails.

Although the pieces that make up Precious Skin by Victoria Ledig seem slightly odd, they embrace an organic aesthetic that many people will appreciate. It so happens that handmade items are highly coveted of late, which goes hand-in-hand with an appreciation for items that have flaws and imperfections. Realizing that only the torso is used by the leather industry, Ledig writes, "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."