There are tons of industrial fabrics thrown away once they have served their purpose, even though they are not worn out. In Paris, France, Bilum had enough of this unnecessary wasting of fine materials and decided to do something about it. They have been collecting these materials and transforming them into brand new items since 2005.
By taking the waste, or byproduct, of one producer and using it as a resource, makes Bilum a great example of Circular Economy can be sustainably and economically profitable.
Large advertisement banners, old airbags, seat belts, sails from boats and life jackets. Bilum knows what to do with all of them. They use them to create bags, belts and other accessories. Most of the materials used are in perfect shape but are none the less carefully washed and selected. The raw materials are then cut in the right sises and send to the sewing factory. Every item is hand- picked and produced and therefore one of a kind. The collection is completely produced in France, only some of the zippers may come from somewhere else in Europe.
Have a look at their website to see if there is anything you like.