Un Jung Lee - Un Jung Bags

Finalist of the The Pinatex Best Green Handbag


2019 Finalist Un Jung Lee Un Jung Bags


What is your bag made out of?
I use recycled materials such as shower curtain, vinyl, and cookie wrapper.

From where do you source your materials?
All the materials that I have used and saved.

What is your design inspiration & why is working with green/eco friendly products important to you? Are there Instagram accounts you find inspiring?
I get my inspiration while I create my art, and I like to combine Korean and western influence together because it is the makeup of who I am. My art is strongly inspired by my childhood memories in Korea. As a girl, I always liked to visit my grandmother's house because she had wonderful garden that she planted, and she made many beautiful Korean traditional dresses. My grandmother was a very famous dressmaker in her town. She designed everything on her own, and I learned by watching. I was looking for a small container for my art, so I tried every possible way to make a container. While I studied Korean traditional accessories, a small, shell-shaped, traditional Korean jewelry bag caught my eye. I thought the small container to be the answer for developing my art. However the material and its traditional creation process proved difficult to produce, so I changed materials and shapes in order to create the perfect container for the my art in a way that makes them more attractive, easier to create. I like to use everyday materials such as recycled vinyl and plastic cookie wrapper that I have been saving and using them for years because I believe recycling is helping the environment. Moreover, the recycled materials are too good to be wasted, so I use them. Instagram accounts I follow: https://www.instagram.com/bojagi_artworks_studio/ https://www.instagram.com/gyubang_ok/ https://www.instagram.com/atelier_sonsu/

Bag Description
Un Jung's cross body bag was manually designed, processed, and created for those who loves to express creativity. The bag is inspired by the artist's own artwork, and for those who believe that art has no boundaries. The battery operated string light is inserted inside of a bag, so you are carrying the bag with light. 7 x 7 x 4 ¾ inches. Bag Brand Name: Un Jung Bags Style name : Mohye Style silhouette type: cross body bag Material: shower curtain, and cookie wrapper. Color: white Price: $1500

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