Jingwen Zhang - Serena Zhang

Finalist of the The Basic Adhesives Best Green Handbag

People's Republic Of China

2018 Finalist Jingwen Zhang Serena Zhang


What is your bag made out of?
My bag is made out of recycled cotton from pillows and fabric.

Where do you source your materials?
Schoolmates and friends used and willing to donate pillows

What is your design inspiration & why is working with green/eco friendly products important to you?
The original idea of the work comes from the feeling when people wrap their pillows while sleeping, in this way people seem to obtain a comfortable, relaxed and relieved emotion. In the design combination of cloth, cotton, and leather treatment are used. We have created another wearable 'pillow' through its softness and comfortable surface. The pirmary material I choose is organic instead of leather which would cause killing the animal. And recycled cotton from pillow, it also take advantage of things which would throw away in to a useful and beautiful handbag.

Have you heard of Basic Adhesives?
I just get to know it that it a premier manufacturer of eco-friendly adhesives and edge stains for the leather goods industry which is really cool cause before that I didn't get to know that we could also make the leather as eco-friendly!

Would you be interested in learning more about eco-friendly glue and edge paint?
Yes! Of course, I would love to get to know more about eco-friendly products to help the situation of the environment and our earth!

Bag Description
Comfort Bag As Coat, Transforming Bag And Coat, Fabric, Hardware, $1099

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