Bottletop production is located in Salvador, North East Brazil. Luciano Dos Santos, our Production Manager, oversees production and supports the team.
The project began four years ago when Luciano (who was running the local health centre) and Bottletop Director Oliver Wayman saw an opportunity to train local women to make products made from up-cycled metal waste, an under developed craft which already existed in Salvador. Training began with a small group of local women and under close supervision, within a year they were creating accessories of superb quality.
Bottletop has continued to invest in training and equipment at the highest level, bringing leading designers from Paris to work closely with the team, training them on how to use new materials including leather and canvas along with detailed braiding techniques.
Bottletop has created an atelier and design studio that strives for excellence in a highly challenging environment.
We now have a waiting list of people who would like to be trained in order to earn a living and support their family.