INDEPENDENT HANDBAG DESIGNER AWARDS
BEST GREEN HANDBAG
Neli is the first Slovenian fashion designer to make it to the finals of the American competition "Independent Handbag Designer Awards" in the Best Green Handbag category, among more than 1000 entries from all over the world.
The “winning” bag was designed according to the zero waste strategy and made out of textile leftovers from her previous collections.
LUXURY PIECE OF ART MADE OUT OF TRASH
Each module was handpicked and manually assembled based on embroidery patterns, which were used to decorate traditional clothing. Neli uses a bag as a canvas to promote nearby forgotten crafts and express her creative vision for a sustainable future.
It is a bag which tells a story and creates a new culture of value in place of waste.