Eco find: Itchyichi upcycles textiles into perfect patchwork totes

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      Incorporating recycled fabrics into your wardrobe and accessories arsenal isn’t only green, it adds a ton of character, too. Case in point: designer Fontane Ma’s patchwork goodies.

      Under her locally crafted brand, Itchyichi, she produces braided bracelets, wallets, and clutches using a mix of cotton, canvas, denim, and other materials, some of which was previously destined for the landfill.

      We love her Be Rustic denim handbag ($150) made from recycled jeans, and her Cup of Coffee mini cross-body bag ($45), which incorporates upcycled coffee-bean burlap sacks. Find them on Itchyichi's website.

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