okay, i think we are all pretty aware that etsy is female dominated - both seller and buyers. so it was such a nice surprise to find out that these amazing tote bags are sewn together by a very talented dude! it's rare to come across such a thing on etsy - but i'm sure glad i stumbled upon VOLK.
based out of his chicago apartment, danny focuses on creating something new from what others have thrown away - he works exclusively with found and recycled fabrics. i love how in each item description danny makes sure to tell us exactly where each piece of fabric came from. the above tote was made out of window curtains and seersucker shorts. the one below is from a wool blanket, upholstery remnants, corduroy remnants, and a duvet cover.
i'm also really into how danny puts together colors and textures. everything seems to just work so perfectly together.
these days danny is mostly focusing on his V market tote (an ideal way to carry your springtime farmers market vegetables!) and apostle bag, but is also working on a messenger bag which he hopes to have up soon. be sure to check out his shop or his website to get your hands on one of these gems!