The Zero Waste Collection
While people continue to consume meat, Workbelt would rather see those unused hides turned into leather. That is one of the reasons El works with entire hides...it reduces waste by allowing multiple bags to be cut out of each.
But there are still offcuts of leather that need to be disposed of….or...turned into unique statement pieces. And that’s where the Zero Waste Collection comes into play.
Think of it as wearable art! The edges of a leather hide are as unique as each animal and El wants to showcase this. The classic Workbelt styles allow for a bit of embellishment. So if there’s a Workbelt style you like, but you’d like a one-of-a-kind version, choose a Zero Waste piece. El will carefully select the leather offcuts that best suit the bag or apron design. The smaller pieces use multiple smaller offcuts to introduce some intricacy; the larger designs invite larger, more striking natural edges.
You can choose one of the 4 Workbelt Leathers: Italian Malt, Vintage Tan, Midnight Blue, Classic Black.
Or choose something more striking...Stormy Sea or Desert Sand.
Stormy Sea uses all the blue, grey and black leathers in the Workbelt Studio. Desert Sand showcases the malt, tan and brown leathers.
Working with leather is such a privilege. And a lot of time and energy goes into making each Zero Waste piece. It is a very satisfying process. So if you’d like a Zero Waste piece in any of the Workbelt styles, reach out to El on the Contacts Page.