ITENTASCHEN is a swiss brand of hand bags made out of recycled leather. Each piece is a unique product weather it is cut from a sofa, a jacket and sometimes a new skin out of a left over stock.
ITENTASCHEN was created by Mélanie Iten, a former industrial designer based in Geneva, Switzerland. She started her own collection in 2010 after having designed for other brands specially into sport.
The collections are all handmade by Mélanie Iten and consists of a number of series. Each serie contains a certain amount of items depending on the last collected leather. On each serie, new colors jion the collection.
The actual collection has 4 models:
The production is entirely made in Geneva in her work studio. She is part of a social project (together with the City of Geneva) that aims to reinsert young teenagers back into the working field. She gives them close lessons on bags production and sewing.
On each bag, the leather is the only recycled part. Each items of the bag (buckles, linen, zippers etc..) are stricly european and choosen in the finest high-end manufactures in Italy and France.