Stephanie Joy Benedetto + Rebecca Cole Marshall - Paper No. 9

Finalist of the The Timberland Best Green Handbag

United States

2013 Finalist Stephanie Joy Benedetto + Rebecca Cole Marshall Paper No. 9

Stephanie Joy Benedetto + Rebecca Cole Marshall FINALIST'S PROFILE

What is your bag made out of?
New Brooklyn-based design laboratory Paper No. 9, LLC creates handmade alternative leather derived from recycled paper and natural substrates, including canvas and denim. This laminate is bonded with animal-free and petroleum-free binders, gently wears as it ages, and does not use rubber, plastic, or complex polymers to create its visual effects.

Where do you source your materials?
Paper No. 9â??Ã?ôs material is made by hand in Brooklyn, New York, USA without the use of stripping agents, bleach, or wastewater. Everything is crafted using minimal waste and zero toxins.

Where are bags sold?
Trunk Show (dates TBD)

What is your design inspiration?
The design inspiration for The 2 am Clutch was to create a simple streamlined design that showcases Paper No. 9's innovative sustainable material, highlighting its never-before-seen textures and effects.

Why would you want to collaborate with Timberland?
An infinite array of bespoke designs is possible with Paper No. 9's textiles. We would love the opportunity to collaborate with Timberland on custom colors, textures, & effects for their designs.

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