Jessica Rizzuti - Jess Rizzuti New York

Finalist of the The Timberland Amorim Cork Best Green Handbag

United States

2012 Finalist Jessica Rizzuti Jess Rizzuti New York


What is your bag made out of?
Cork! The processes used for color are non toxic dyes. The printed cork is created by doing a heat transfer. The interior fabric is cotton with a batik created print.

Where do you source your materials?
All over the world, but mostly Italy, Argentina, USA, and Portugal.

Where are bags sold?
Better boutiques nationwide. For eco-friendly visit www.voguevert.com

What is your design inspiration?
The inspiration for this bag was to create eco chic fashion. You don't have to sacrifice style or the planet.

Have you worked with cork before?
Yes. I love working with cork. It's an amazing sustainable material that has the ability to regenerate. Cork can be applied to so many products, uses, and has endless possibilities.

Why would you want to collaborate with Timberland?
It would be an honor to work with the iconic brand Timberland, who strives to do positive things globally.

See other finalists from the 2012 handbag awards