“I love being in the atmosphere of a thrift or vintage store. I feel at home there. The idea of taking an old discarded item from a 'junk' store and giving it new purpose is what really inspires me. I enjoy incorporating pockets, seams, colors, and even the imperfections into each design!" —Anita Hopper
ReFind Originals' creator, Anita Hopper, has combined her love of sewing with her interest in upcycling by repurposing outdated leather apparel and upholstery to make environmentally friendly handbags and accessories. Each product is completely unique. The pockets and details on each bag are incorporated from the original garment into the design of the bag. There may (and probably will) be irregularities in the leather due to its secondhand nature, but we believe that this only enhances the character of each piece. You will find a wide variety of colors in our bags and accessories, but we cannot guarantee specific colors due to the fact that we use what we find. We do not dye our leather, so once a leather is gone, it's gone.
ReFind Originals is committed to using recycled materials in the creation of every handbag or accessory that bears our name. We're concerned about the disposable mentality that has destroyed so much of the environment and see our work as a small way to make a difference in the world by reducing waste, reusing beautiful materials that would otherwise be discarded, and recycling them into refined and unique handbags and accessories. We also celebrate beauty and enjoy creating fun, one-of-a-kind works of art that women or men can carry or wear. Owning a ReFind Originals bag or accessory is a practical and refined way to demonstrate that greener choices in our everyday lives can be beautiful!