A.P.C. isn't about to let a good thing go to waste. For the next two weeks, the A.P.C. store on West 4th St. in New York City will be offering a run of quilts and patchwork accessories—including tote bags, tablet cases, and some fancy feline cushions—crafted from extra yardage the label has stockpiled over the past 27 years. The project began four years ago, when A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou tag-teamed with designer (and self-professed quilting enthusiast) Jessica Ogden to repurpose the brand's textile hoard, which includes washed chambray, Madras plaids, and ditsy florals.
“No fabrics are developed for this, which proves difficult because if you only have one meter of the surplus material, you can only use just a bit of it on an object,” Ogden told Refinery29. The cat motif came a little easier. “I have a big love of cats and am the godmother to [Touitou’s] little one, so I made her a cat and thought this could go somewhere,” she said. “The cat is for sure my favorite piece in the collection.”