Magdalena Bylewska

CYCLE – Upcycling, recycling and biodegradable
materials in footwear design

The CYCLE collection is an attempt to implement the assumptions of the circular economy in the process of designing and implementing footwear. The collection consists of five pairs of high-heeled boots, made of leather production waste and plastic obtained from unnecessary packaging, processed using an original method.


Due to the current climate crisis, I decided to use materials that have already been produced instead of new materials traditionally used in the production of footwear. I collected unnecessary waste and garbage, and then processed them using my own method, giving them a new life.

— Magdalena Bylewska


Katarzyna Ditrich-Paturalska