It may cost a pretty penny, but the Wiltshire Carryall bag by Kempton & Co. was named the “Greenest Handbag of 2012” at the 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards.
Although the award program itself may sound a bit limited, the competition therein was actually rather fierce, with major players like InStyle magazine and Timberland involved from the start.
Fiona Kempton designed the bag with a discarded flour sack, leather scraps, and hardware from several purses picked up at the Salvation Army and used for scrap. This upcycled creation (15″ wide x 16″ tall x 5″ across) costs $495 in a limited run, but bodes well for the future of eco-friendly accessories in the realm of luxury goods.
So, for the traveler who has everything and loves to stay on the cutting edge, but not at the expense of the environment, this decidedly impractical yet clearly conversation-worthy piece of craftsmanship might be just the ticket… metaphorically speaking, of course.
It won’t get her on the plane itself, but once she’s paid for her airfare, it makes one heck of a carry-on.
Photo credits: Kempton & Co