On October 1st, the accessories designer, Susan Szatmáry, launches a few limited-edition bags that she has made from Bolon's waste material. Over the years, Bolon has experimented with its woven material and collaborated with a number of international and domestic creators, primarily in the design industry.

Bolon is a Swedish design company that manufactures innovative floor solutions for public environments. The company is a third-generation family business run by Annica and Marie Eklund. Under Annica and Maria's leadership, Bolon has transformed from a traditional weaving mill into an international design brand with clients such as Armani, Google, Four Seasons Hotels, Chanel, Adidas, Apple and Missoni Home. With a strong commitment to sustainability, Bolon designs and produces all products at the facility in Ulricehamn. Bolon is known worldwide for its designed floors and collaborations with some of the world's most respected innovators and designers.

– I wanted to create a more sustainable collection. When I learnt more about BOLON’s history, such as its production in Sweden and all their collections contain recycled material, I knew I wanted to use their woven vinyl waste and mix it with leather using the best Italian craftsmanship, to receive a collection that meet my standards, says Susan Szatmáry.

Susan Szatmáry has the world as her workplace. She has worked for the absolute top brands of the fashion industry, including Alexander McQueen, Celine, Elie Saab and Paco Rabanne. Earlier this year, she was also awarded Accessory Designer of the Year at Elle Awards with her feminine and luxurious line under her own name

– When Susan contacted us and told us about her idea to make bags from our waste material, it felt right from the first second. As we have sustainability in our DNA and get inspiration from young creators and their visions, we felt directly that this collaboration was a must. Seeing our woven flooring material in a feminine and luxurious bag collection in impeccable Italian craftsmanship feels fantastic, says Annica Eklund, the company's Chief Creative Officer.

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