The project

An entirely recycled and recyclable designer bag made from repurposed ghost nets and regenerated fabric. By combining these two materials, the structure of the fishing nets will stay visible and reveal in a subtle way its origin. Each bag will be unique to its owner since the fishing nets create an arbitrary, irregular pattern. The project combines craftsmanship and technological innovation with a circular approach and the revaluation of synthetic materials.

Mattia Akkerman (France)

MATTIA AKKERMAN  is a fashion designer whose work has been widely recognised, not only from her preliminary stages as a student at the prestigious ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, but also throughout her professional career. In 2011 she was a finalist in Lichting 2011 and in H&M Design Award.  After she has been working as assistant designer at Chloé and later as designer at Saint Laurent with Hedi Slimane. Currently she develops New Relation, a project with artist- choreographer Morgan Belenguer which explores and the reflects on the new era of fragility, unsettledness and general vulnerability from which emerges the search for a new aesthetic, one of limits.

Polymer Sience Park (Netherlands)

POLYMER SCIENCE PARK leader in recycling innovative plastics in the Netherlands, since its founding in 2012. In addition to R & D services, they also offer consulting, production and testing, training programs and a centre of learning for students and beginners. The company specialises in the Circular Economy and Intelligent Technology transforming its clients’ strategies into sustainable products that preserve the environment, thereby improving the world we live in.