LA based Kim White has one idea of how to transform the old Detroit automakers into something new. She’s producing a line of handbags that use dead stock textiles that were intended for use in American cars and trucks. She discovered an entire warehouse of the fabrics and proceeded to buy all of it.

Each of the handbags she produces is tagged with the year and make of the car the fabric was intended to be used in. She has a particular interest in fabrics from cars of the 1970’s and 80’s when color and pattern experimentation in car interiors reached a peak.

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