Franziska Clamer - einmalig

Winner of the The Timberland Best Green Handbag


2013 Finalist Franziska Clamer einmalig


What is your bag made out of?
used fire hoses and any material I can see in combination with the fire hoses, like used jackets, old bags, car seats as well as unused materials out of production /consumption cycles

Where do you source your materials?
I collect used fire hoses that didn't pass testing from fire fighting companies, all other material comes from flea markets, eBay, production outlets etc.

Where are bags sold?
Daniela Zwieb, Treviso; MDL Zurigo; Saccani Milano

What is your design inspiration?
The main inspiration was to show how recycled materials can become a luxury product. I adore the traditional Italian leather craftsmanship and would like to be a part of who makes them survive in a very hard time. On top I was looking for a material that makes every bag unique. The individual print on every fire hose and their "life stains" after cleaning - make every bag unique - like the person who's wearing it.

Why would you want to collaborate with Timberland?
Yes, I love their quality and style.

See other finalists from the 2013 handbag awards