It’s perhaps one of the most primal examples of food and fashion intersecting: a Brooklyn hotel has opened a pop-up store that sells leather handbags and goods made from the same animals that were served for dinner.
After tucking into a meal of grass-fed steak with purple potatoes or a grass-fed burger at the Wythe Hotel’s Reynard restaurant, diners can wander next door to the pop-up shop Marlow Goods and pick up leather bags, housewares and accessories made from the hide of their meal.
As noted on their website, the alpaca fur, sheep wool and leather used in the products come from the livestock raised for food in an effort to make use of the entire animal.
It’s a concept that takes the culinary notion of nose to tail eating a step further, making use of the animal’s skin and fur.
Trendspotting site Springwise also points out that Marriott UK struck a partnership with British luxury accessories brand Lily and Lionel to recycle their old, retired bed linens into tote bags.
Marlow Goods will set up shop at the Wythe Hotel until December 31.