During an internship at the leather department of Louis Vuitton, I came to realise the huge percentage of skin being discarded due to extreme quality standards.
The current processes of recycling leather destroy the subtleties that make up the beauty of leather. The skins are being shredded to create powder mixed with resins and finally give a totally new material.
A solution quite poor regarding that leather from such companies (either interior, fashion or automobile) has gone through extensively long and heavy treatment to give a charming surface. So, in a single step in the recycling process, all the beauty and unique qualities of the material are lost and wasted.
Working on this project I researched on ways to give leather leftovers a second life. To create an intermediate step where the properties of the materials are preserved and highlighted.