‘leda’ cut-out clutch

escama studio is a san francisco based company that has been working together with brazilian crafts co-operatives since 2004 to create fashion accessories made from recycled aluminum pull-tabs. there were originally 12 artisans producing bags for escama -now there are over 100. each bag comes with a hang tag bearing the signature of the individual who crocheted the piece and their photos and bios can be found on escama’s website. currently escama offer around a dozen products including bags, purses and jewelry.

aluminum pull tab designs by escama studio ‘francisca’ clutch with fold over flapaluminum pull tab designs by escama studio ‘chica rosa’ mini clutchaluminum pull tab designs by escama studio L: brooch R: belt

escama studio: http://www.escamastudio.com — via inhabitat shop