Knitted chic: Ling Wu Creates Upcycled Handbags From Vintage Blankets

by Ling ling Goh

Ling Wu, a Singapore-based leather goods brand, has recycled and transformed vintage blankets into eye-catching bags for their new Le Grand collection. 

The line of upcycled bags features premium wool fabrics, calf leather trimmed accents and a leather front phone pocket. The collection features only very limited pieces, eliminating excess in the manufacturing process. 

Designer Goh Ling Ling founded her homegrown accessories label in 2010 with a vision to produce timeless leather products and promote slow fashion, drawing inspiration from her father’s manufacturing company.

“During my sourcing trips, I came across many unwanted blankets, either given away to charity shops or sold at flea markets. I think there are so many old materials out there, wasted sitting in the dust, that you can give a new life to,” she shared.