Revive’s bags are made from repurposed leather, vintage fabrics, and ethically sourced new materials (when necessary). My work reflects a desire the limit the amount of waste going into our landfills, and a love of design and creation.
Upcycling is recycling at it’s best. Taking an item that has effictively lost it’s appeal, but is still practically useful, and transforming it into something useful again, is an act of environmentalism. Some will say that using hides of any form in fashion is not environmentally friendly. However, the out-of-date leather coat that has been made in an unethical way will only find it’s way into a landfill, adding to harmful emissions. My bags may keep one from buying new leather, which is a ‘win’ for our Earth.
Revive Leatherworks has only been operating for a few years, but Jacqui, it’s creator has been working with design and creation for more than 25 years.