Mega-luxury houses like Hermès aren't exactly known for being sustainable but hermes is taking a step towards being more green with their latest collection, "Petit H", a collection of "unidentified poetic objects" made from factory scraps and defective materials. The initiative was the brainchild of great-great-granddaughter of Thierry Hermès, Pascale Mussard.
Hermès artisans refurbish imperfect Kelly handles and scraps from leather used to make Birkins to create one of a kind, kitsch yet chic items. There are charms for $40 to an oversized panda beanbag crafted from Clemence bull calf leather (the most expensive item of the lot) for $100,000. Hermès teapot spots are transformed into jewelry hangers while imperfect crystal is morphed into dumbbells are also in the mix. Talk about luxury recycling.
The Petit H collection is on view at the Hermès Rue de Sèvres.