ZENGGI and young ethical bag brand Tototè.Studio join forces and co-design a laptop sleeve collection in response to the contemporary blind spot on waste and the need for socially responsible production within the fashion industry globally.
The collection, consisting of an original Tototè.Studio laptop sleeve design which is made of residual leather and produced in the Netherlands by newcomer refugees, has been specially designed for ZENGGI in four new colors, all lined with exclusive ZENGGI residue fabrics.
"As a durable brand we are very conscious when purchasing new materials, yet there are smaller post-production leftover fabrics which are still very good to use. By using these leftovers as bag linings for this collection, allows us to use them optimally and minimize unnecessary waste". - Marian Wigger, founder of ZENGGI.
Corporate social responsibility is a core pillar in business operations for both ZENGGI and Tototè.Studio. ZENGGI collections are made in ateliers by seamstresses with a great love for their profession. In addition, Marian personally selects all fabrics and oversees every detail in the production process.
Tototè.Studio produces bags with dead-stock and in-stock leather, which are additionally manufactured locally in the Netherlands by newcomer refugees. The bags are usually lined with unique vintage scarves, but for this new collection these are replaced with exclusive ZENGGI residue fabrics.
The brands decided to join forces due to their shared passion for responsible fashion and commitment to working towards reducing the amount of post-production leftovers within the fashion industry. All too often, the excess fabric from post-production runs are discarded as waste and eventually end-up in incinerators or landfills.
"By brands partnering up and breaking through rusted patterns, the fashion industry is able to start building on sustainable long-term growth and move forward from there. And yes, there is so much to create with all already at our disposal". - Laurèl Bodenhorst Meyer, founder of Tototè.Studio.
Shop the collection here.