meng du creates unwasted bags from grape leather

Meng Du creates Unwasted bags from grape leather

Sumary of Meng Du creates Unwasted bags from grape leather:

  • Du created the bags from grape marc, a byproduct of wine production.
  • The Unwasted collection of bags by Chinese designer Meng Du are made with an alternative leather produced from leftover grape skins.
  • Around 1,200 grapes were used for the Merlot bag Around 1,200 grapes are used to create enough material for the large shoulder bag – the equivalent of 0.5 square metres of leather.
  • Du shapes the leather over a 3d-printed mould by hand in a lengthy process that takes two days for the larger bag and around 30 hours for the smaller bag.

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