In our monthly Meet the Maker series, you hear from our makers on their own journeys as artisans and entrepreneurs and how we, The Great Diggers, have changed their business for the better!
In August, we’ve recently caught up with Virginie Nantas from Entre 2 Retros. A French innovative company known for the production of bags and fashion accessories made from recycled car materials. Learn more about her journey below.
I am a stylist designer and my friend Celeste has background in automobile industry. We have teamed up to create useful and different bags that we wanted strong, water-repellent and functional. After traveling all around the world to look for the perfect material, we met a car passionate. This gave rise to the idea that bags can be created from recycled car fabrics. And Entre 2 Retros was founded!
We found inspiration from the car fabrics we source in the manufacture and also from vintage cars. Both design and recycling fabrics are important for us, it is the value of our products. The key of owning a Entre 2 Retros bag is the knowledge that every piece is completely unique and handmade. There will be no other one in the world like it!
Remaining true to yourself, which means keeping both feet firmly on the ground, taking a new look at ever-changing contexts and situations, not losing sight of the big picture and delegating as much as possible.
Entre 2 Retros has upheld its strong identity as a sustainable lifestyle brand by developing bags from up-cycling car fabrics with small ecological footprint. The collection is completely compostable and adheres to our activist philosophy.
We are very excited to work with The Great Diggers and sell our products in Hong Kong. Ever since we started with them, we have been able to reach many more customers and car lovers, received interesting press coverage and feedback. We hope to continue to develop our brand in Hong Kong.
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