YVES SAINT LAURENT ‘MUSE TWO ARTISANAL RECYCLED’ BAG
Produced in a limited edition of sixty, with each piece unique, the ‘Muse Two Artisanal Recycled’ bag marries the savoir-faire of Yves Saint Laurent leather goods with the artisanal handiwork of women from Burkina Faso. The women of the Gafreh Association, with support from ‘Les Filles du Facteur’ – a non-profit organization that aims to realize, promote and sustain the social, cultural and artistic values akin to women and children who face difficulty around the world – have developed a unique technique to create a textile composed of recycled plastic bags and woven cotton, which, procured at fair trade exclusively by Yves Saint Laurent, has been fashioned into an edition of the house’s iconic ‘Muse Two’ bag.
With this Yves Saint Laurent further emphasizes its commitment to innovation in design and particularly to corporate social responsibility, demonstrated in the initiative’s alliance with a non-profit women’s organization and its use of recycled materials. Along with Creative Director Stefano Pilati’s annual ‘Edition New Vintage’, an environmentally conscious capsule of ready-to-wear and accessories, and the house’s ongoing support of UN Women, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, a clear program of support emerges for public awareness of sustainable development and design on the one hand, and critical women’s issues on the other.