Posted May 10, 2011
Produced in limited quantity of 60 worldwide, with only 15 available in the US, the YSL Muse 2 Artisanal Recycled Bag is precious in more than one sense. Not only is it rare to boot, it also sets a positive and important example of how couture can be both beautiful and sustainable.
The unique textile is a combination of recycled plastic bags and woven cotton, developed by The women of the Gafreh Association and ‘Les Filles du Facteur’ – a non-profit organization that aims to
realize, promote and sustain social, cultural and artistic values
for women and children who face hardship around the world. Yves Saint Laurent, in collaboration with these organizations, procured the material at fair trade, meshing the artisanal handiwork of women from Burkina Faso with their own savoir-faire and design genius in fine leather goods. The result: an impeccably and undeniably sophisticated woven recycled canvas bag that is both innovative and classic.
The limited edition ‘Muse Two Artisanal Recycled’ is available online at ysl.com in the United Kingdom and the United States from April, 2011 and selected Yves Saint-Laurent flagship boutiques worldwide.