BEEN London are an all-female team based in London Fields, founded in 2018 by Genia Mineeva, that make accessories entirely from recycled materials.
Drawn to handcrafted, quality items made by real artists with generations of experience, Genia's aim was to combine innovation with local skills and heritage. She discovered the untapped potential of innovative recycled materials rescued from landfill. There wasn’t much of a ‘market’ yet for these recycled materials, especially premium, recycled leather. So she created one. And BEEN London was born.
Their design approach is zero waste. And in addition to offering repairs, they strive for every part of the bag to be recyclable when it's no longer repairable.
Follow them on Instagram: @been.london