The repurposed materials that Chichi Rose uses in her bags are salvaged from thrift stores, antique shops, donations from friends and such. Some were destined for the dump. The aesthetic of collecting items and moving them from the waste stream to fashion mainstream is inherent in each creation.
Each item has a theme based on the predominant recycled materials used. No two are alike. Chichi creates pieces that invoke a sense of beauty, nostalgia, sensuality and function - the result restoring treasured items to a renewed context of splendor.