Cast-Offs Upcycled and Repurposed by B.C. Artisan

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Dec 29, 2009 • References: orabags & hautenature.blogspot
Randi Obenauer scours thrift shops for leather treasures that will find their way to her home studio in Victoria on Vancouver Island. There, the leather cast-offs will be repurposed into trendy recycled leather bags and sold in Vancouver and Toronto boutiques.

Obenauer is a fine arts graduate from Thompson Rivers University. The artisan loves envisioning and creating bags from her thrift shop finds. She holds a certificate in automotive upholstery which combined with her design and industrial sewing skills, are the perfect fit for her chosen profession of turning recycled leather into luxury purses. Stats for Recycled Luxury Leather Bags Trending: Older & Warm
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