2015 FINALIST

Janis Lee New York - Janis Lee

Finalist of the The KLEAN KANTEEN® Best Green Handbag



United States



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Janis Lee New York FINALIST'S PROFILE

What is your bag made out of?
I used digitally printed custom silk fabric, cotton canvas to frame the structure, and recycled leather for backing. The interior is lined with cotton.

Where do you source your materials?
New York City and Korea

What is your green design inspiration?
My inspiration is to create a clutch that is green, yet looking extravagant. I designed abstract jewel-like prints in achromatic hues that go with every color. And I printed them on silk satin for luxurious sheen. Digital printing technology is used which is non-toxic unlike traditional dye.

Why would you want to work with KLEAN KANTEEN?
I'm an environmentalist and I fully support the idea of making green products that cause less harm upon ecosystems. I like what Klean Kanteen is doing as a sustainable company, and as an artist, I'd love to collaborate with them to bring new design ideas for their graphic collection of BPA-free bottles.

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