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  • Rees Smooth Crossbody
  • Rees Smooth Crossbody

Rees Smooth Crossbody

BEEN London

Regular price £195.00
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This Rees smooth crossbody handbag is made from recycled smooth grained leather. The bag is practical, with plenty of space for all your personal items whether you are out day or night. It is a modern take on a camera bag with a chic quality. Hand crafted in London, this recycled product has zero waste.

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Product Description:

Rees is our everyday essential; our modern, pared-back take on a classic camera bag. Handcrafted in London from smooth grain recycled leather, it has an adjustable crossbody strap to be worn high or low and a roomy interior that offers ample space for day-to-day functionality, whilst looking chic and laid back with any outfit. The double zip allows super easy access when on the go, and our recycled felt and suede-like interior creates a perfect balance of softness and structure to the bag.

Named after Rees Street in Islington, north London, Rees comfortably fits your wallet, phone, glasses, keys and even a small umbrella. The nifty internal pocket is the perfect size for your cards.

Also available in Rainforest Green and Black Onyx in pebbled recycled leather.

H13 x W19 x D7cm. 

Handle drop: Shortest - 47cm, Longest - 59cm. 

For every bag purchased, we plant a tree. With your help, we've planted one acre of trees (so far) in the Peruvian Amazon.

Product Materials:

Beautifully crafted from our luxury soft and supple smooth grain recycled leather, which is Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certified and is made from tannery offcuts and trimmings that would have otherwise been discarded by the fashion industry and were originally a by-product of the meat industry.

Lined with a luxurious suede like fabric, which is made from recycled nylon clothing and swimwear, and other fabrics such as flags, umbrellas, windbreakers and is GRS certified.

Outer composition: 50% Recycled Pre Consumer Leather 20% Recycled Post Consumer Polyester 15% Polyester 15% Polyurethane (Global Recycle Standard certified)

Lining Composition: 70% Recycled Polyamide, 30% Polyurethane

Trims Composition:

Zip Tape: 80% Recycled Post Consumer 20% Recycled Pre consumer Polyester

Zip Teeth: 80% Recycled Pre Consumer Brass 20% Other

All trims are Oeko-Tex Certified & GRS (Global Recycling Standard) Certified.

Read more about our innovative materials.

DISCLAIMER Our artisans work hard to manage the inconsistencies in these innovative materials. Much like virgin leather, please be mindful that irregularities in the leather's appearance are not uncommon.


Shipping Information:

    • Free delivery on all UK orders over £200. 

    • UK Standard Delivery (3-5 Days) - £4.95
      All UK orders are delivered within 3-5 working days. London (zone 1-3) orders are delivered by bike or an electric car using HIVED, a zero emissions parcel service. All other UK orders are delivered by DHL.


    Brand Partner Bio

    Founder Genia started off as a political journalist, spending years working in the BBC newsroom.. But one story really got under her skin: coffee cup waste. How could these recyclable objects be wasted — simply because there was no market for the recycled material?

    Determined to act, but unsure of how, Genia did what she does best — she talked to people. She talked to local and international recycling plants, she talked to innovative material manufacturers, she talked to lecturers and craftspeople and designers and sustainability experts. And each meeting led her to the same conclusion — there was so much potential in ‘waste’ that wasn’t being realised. Genia dug deeper, studying Sustainable Value Chains at Cambridge University and discovering the untapped potential of innovative recycled materials rescued from landfill.

    Drawn to handcrafted, quality items made by real artists with generations of experience, her aim was to combine innovation with local skills and heritage. After studying Accessories Design at London College of Fashion, and finding one of the last bag-makers in East London, our first bag launched on Kickstarter.

    A story of collaboration from start to finish, our brand is the result of so many peer conversations about design, development and hundreds of people’s financial pledges. From launching on Kickstarter and then SEEDRS in 2020, we’ve received a lot of customer feedback along the way and wouldn’t be where we are today without our incredible community. We are now an all-female team based a stone's throw away from Victoria Park in East London, and take enormous pride in naming every bag we make after our favourite places around the area. Everyone involved has the same intention: to help our brand have a real, measurable impact on the fashion industry by proving that waste can become beautiful, inside and out.

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