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Trash 2 Treasure | Woven recycled bags

By Dian Hasan | September 21, 2010

If you haven’t noticed that Green is in, you probably live on Mars! From buildings, to hybrid cars, to fashion and accessories, people (buyers and sellers alike) are starting to realize that they need to be more pro-active when it comes to taking care of mother earth. Because…well, we only have one mother earth, and there is no spare in case it wears out because of our neglect.

So for the fashionistas out there who want to go green, but don’t know where to start, here’s one hot tip ~ invest in repurposed bags!

Repurposed bags are made of recycled materials such as newspapers, magazines, old candy wrappers, and even match sticks! It may sound a little odd and perhaps you’re worried the bag might not look wearable at all, but get ready to be surprised. Because these repurposed bags actually look fashionable.

Here’s a look at some, and the inventive ways discarded material (yes, trash!) is brought back to life in eco-chic creations!

RECYCLED NEWSPAPER:


Recycled newspaper bags from Raw Bags, clutch US$70 [center], and tote US$100  [right]

RECYCLED CANDY WRAPPER:


Recycled candy wrapper bags from Keen Irving, Zappos [center], and Mega Confetti diaper bag, Ecoist [right]

RECYCLED BARCODES:


If the stripes look familiar, they should be, we see them in our daily lives! Bar codes, reinvented. Nahui Ollin messenger bag [center] and Nahui Ollin camera bag, US$43 [right]

RECYCLED PAPER:


Recycled paper is quite common these days, but rarely as good looking bags like these. Tote bags from Engage Green, Woven Beige Satchel [center] and Spanish Mosaic Coffee Tote [right]

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