Yiming Lin - Iridescence New York

Finalist of the The K. Carroll Accessories Best Green Handbag

People's Republic Of China

2020 Finalist Yiming Lin Iridescence New York


What is your bag made out of?
There are three major materials as follow, The 1st one is TPU (Thermoplastic Urethane), an environmentally- friendly material. I use this material for the tote bag. 2nd is the environmentally - friendly PU, I use it for the top handle. The 3rd one is cotton cord. All theses materials are environmentally - friendly and non- toxic dye.

From where do you source your materials?
Japan, HongKong and China

What is your design inspiration & why is working with green/eco friendly products important to you? Are there Instagram accounts you find inspiring?
This collection named SUMMER RHAPSODY. And I call this bag BEACH TPU. It is transparency with snacks or drinks graphic on it. I found this materials named TPU (Thermoplastic Urethane), an environmentally- friendly material. It looked like PVC or plastic, but it is a well-known eco- friendly materials which used in many industries. It feels more softer than plastic and PVC. I love nature. In summer time, I enjoy swimming, tanning, surfing, hiking and chilling at the beach. To protect our environment is very important, we all need to take the responsibility. According to UN Conference on Trade and Development, fashion industry is the second most polluting industries in the world, especially water pollution. I am interested in the topic of sustainable fashion since my school time, and I slowly grow my designs to follow this direction. As a designer, I would love to use my designs to pass this message to all fashion lovers. We need to care about our environment, a small move can change a lot. In addition, we have many good sustainable, recycle and eco- friendly materials for us to create those beautiful products. As we can see, designers not only use leather for handbags, but also eco- friendly materials, such as cotton, vinyl, linen and bamboo. I believe that we can reduce the pollution in the future.

Bag Description
Brand Name: IRIDESCENCE NEW YORKStyle Name: Beach TPU ( Snacks / Drinks)Silhouette: Two - way tote bag. ( you can carry it as a tote; or fasten the cotton cords, wear it as a cross body bag or a laundry bag)Materials: TPU / eco- friendly PU / cottonRetail Price: $68

Bag Description

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