These Designers Make Bags From Upcycled Waste on Instagram


Chiara Rivituso and Matteo Bastiani are the designer duo behind Camera 60, for which they develop leather goods based out of Milan. But once Chiara and Matteo adjusted to their life in lockdown, they decided to refocus their efforts on sustainability in an incredibly smart, stylish way. They caught the eye of fans, designers, and influencers by re-imaging iconic luxury handbags with upcycled materials — including everything from an Oreo cookie box to an Amazon Prime envelope.

“This upcycle project started a couple of years ago. It was all about experimentation and making bags from unusual materials. We made a capsule collection using grocery shopping bags — our intention was to reuse plastic in a different way. During the lockdown we felt it was time to share our ideas. We started making bags with all the materials we had available at home [waste packaging and other materials…

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