Wednesday, 2 March 2011

ECO BAGS


I have selected 7 of the best eco bags made out of all sorts of products that would have otherwise been tossed into landfill. Recycled bags are no longer what they used to be, these bags are all very stylish in design, very durable and ecologically friendly.

FIRE HOSES
ELVIS and KREESE

Discarded fire Hose bag from Elvis & Kresse. This innovative Fire-Hose range is made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses which, after a didtinguised career fighting fires and saving lives, would have been destined for landfill. To see Elvis & Kresse website click HERE.



DISCARDED BANNER VINYL
ELBOW GREASE DESIGNS

Eco bags designed by Jenny Hurth of Elbow Grease Designs are hand sewn from discarded vinyl signs and banners. Originally printed for trade shows, conventions, etc. These banners would otherwise end up in landfill. To see Elbow Grease Designs click HERE.



COFFEE SACKS
YOUNG BRITISH DESIGNERS
A reversible upcycled luxury eco tote bag made from fair trade coffee sack with contrasting lining found on Young British Designers website. To see the eco bag click HERE.
To see the Young British Designers website click HERE.



CAR SEAT BELTS
BELT UP BAGS

Eco friendly designer bags made from real (some recycled) seat belts with beautiful inside fabrics.
Available from Belt up Bags. For their website click HERE.




CAR INNERTUBES
RE-COLLECT

Handcrafted bags made from upcycled car innertubes & strap from recycled car seat belt. Designed by Katcha Bilek of Re-Collect. To see her website click HERE.

ROYAL MAIL BAGS
LIRA LEIRNER

These Royal Mail Sack bags by Lira Leirner are show stoppers! They come in a variety of colours, and are sturdy yet supple, lined and architecturally supported and structured with fabric tape and fastened with magnetic studs. Created by Lira Leirner in collaboration with the designer Stuart Bannocks. To see the website click HERE.

CAR LICENSE PLATES
LITTLEARTH
Bags created out of old license Plates. You can actually send your old license plate to Littlearth and they will make it up into a bag for you. To see their website click HERE.

8 comments:

  1. Young British Designers pointed me towards this post... I make Royal Mail recycled bags (and dresses, too) that you might like :)

    http://www.liraleirner.com/shop/bags.html

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  2. Just rediscovered your blog - it is wonderful. Some great bags!

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  3. You should have mentioned that German brand Feuerwear are the real innovators of upcycling firehose into bags and accessories. They do so since 2005, Elvis & Kresse copied the idea in 2007.

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  4. Yes! you are right! I have been looking on the Feuerwear site. Fantastic stuff. Going to add them to the blog also. Thanks you!

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