BOTTLETOP – Morela Tote
A beautiful and versatile tote, Morela comes with Amazon Zero Deforestation leather handles and is the perfect companion for the style conscious lady whether it be for day to day use or for that special occasion. An instant conversation piece, Morela is hand crafted at the BOTTLETOP atelier in Brazil and finished with crochet using up-cycled ring-pull detailing throughout.
Image of Lais Ribeiro taken by Grayson Hoffman
BOTTLETOP 3D Shop – Sustainable Luxury Meets Innovation
November 2017 saw the launch of a ground breaking flagship retail store by sustainable luxury accessories brand BOTTLETOP. This exciting new ecological project was created in partnership with KRAUSE ARCHITECTS and AI BUILD, a global leader in 3D printing technology.
This innovative 3D printed store on Regent Street in central London re-imagines the future of ecologically responsible construction through zero waste design and is firmly in line with the brand values upon which BOTTLETOP is based upon which include; sustainable luxury, ethical design, technical innovation and cross-cultural collaboration. The most advanced KUKA robots printed the store interior using REFLOW filament, made entirely from plastic waste. The raw material undergoes a process of washing, shredding and extrusions to transform into up-cycled filament. Completing the store is flooring made from up-cycled rubber tyres, a bespoke in-store scent from renowned perfumer Timothy Han, and a series of bespoke playlists from record producer Mario C, producer of the BOTTLETOP album and also the visionary behind Beastie Boys and Bjork recordings.
The BOTTLETOP flagship store creates the perfect backdrop for their collection of luxury fashion accessories which feature intricate hand craftsmanship in signature materials including up-cycled metal and Amazon zero deforestation leather. Speaking about the new store design, BOTTLETOP Co-Founder Oliver Wyman said: “For the first time visitors to our store will be able to witness the sustainable use of this technology first hand while shopping the BOTTLETOP collection and learning about the mission of the brand.”
Launched in 2002 through a design collaboration with Mulberry, the BOTTLETOP brand has become synonymous with sustainable luxury. Upon launch at the heart of their campaign was the first luxury bag to be made entirely from up-cycled materials to enter retail global; it became a best seller and was made from bottle tops in Kenya, lined with Mulberry leather off-cuts in the UK. BOTTLETOP went on to establish an atelier in Salvador, Brazil, where it has developed its collection of bags and accessories featuring custom production techniques and its sustainable sourced signature material up-cylced metal and certified zero deforestation leather from the Amazon.
BOTTLETOP and Narcisco Rodriguez were awarded the Green Carpet Challenge (GCC) brand mark by Eco Age in 2014 for their design collaboration. In 2015 BOTTLETOP collaborated with DKNY and in 2016 partnered with BAFTA and the RIO Olympics designing costumes for the opening games.
The sale of BOTTLETOP designs fund the operation of the BOTTLETOP FOUNDATION, which supports health education projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Brazil and the UK.
To learn more about BOTTLETOP and see more of their beautiful collection, please visit – www.bottletop.org