The Making of Tod’s New Upcycled Bag

Lindsay Judge   |   07-09-2021

Tod’s presents the new MOSAIC bags made from a special patchwork that links together a series of unused materials originating from its Italian ateliers.


The focus of this initiative is to highlight the importance of sustainability in luxury goods and to recover unused materials, giving them new life.



The MOSAIC patchwork originated in the local Italian know-how and used traditional techniques. Put together by hand MOSAIC draws on creative elements used in the traditional leather and shoe factories where artisans would use leftover leather to make small grocery bags. Taking inspiration from this tradition the new collection consists of a limited number of shopping totes and pouches as well as a selection of home accessories.



The collection is on display in the Tod’s flagship boutique on via Montenapoleone in Milan alongside an installation of sculptures made from recycled Tod’s leather. The brand has partnered with American contemporary artist Willie Cole who is known for creating three-dimensional art pieces from existing materials.



This collection defines the values of the brand: manual skills, strong creativity and the focus on Italian lifestyle combined with highlighting the importance of sustainability and raising awareness on this topic.