Leather Handbags Are Actually Made From Recycled Conveyor Belts
Kazmok transforms industrial waste into luxury products.
At first glance, the above photo looks like a well crafted leather briefcase. When we saw these bags at the GOED event at Ggrippo art+design in Williamsburg, Brooklyn during NYCxDesign, that was our impression. But in fact, these leather-looking goods are made of a material you'd never suspect — recycled industrial conveyor belts previously used at shipping warehouses, postal services, flower distribution centers, and recycling facilities.
Kazmok is a line of stylish and durable bags and accessories developed by Amsterdam-based industrial designer Dinand Stufkens. Motivated to try and produce a premium looking product out of a discarded industrial material, Dinand hoped to offer an elegantly designed bag that as a bonus, keeps waste out of landfills.