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TROCHET: Ateeq Upcycled Plastic Bag Furniture & Yoga Mats Empower Saudi Women

by , 04/13/14

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Diana Rayyan is the amazing force behind Ateeq, an inspiring social organization in Saudi Arabia that makes all sorts of objects from old plastic bags. Called Trochet — a combination of the words “trash” and “crochet” — this eco-friendly line of accessories and even furniture is handmade by women in need. After gathering, washing and cutting the old plastic bags into strips, these skilled women turn their trash into treasure.

Diana Rayyan, Ateeq, upcycled plastic bags, Trochet, plastic objects, Milan Design Week 2014, Art, Green Home decor, Recycled Materials, Milan Furniture Fair,

Trochet was born with the aim to reduce both plastic bags waste and female unemployment through the creation of unique handmade products. At the moment the line includes colorful coasters, beanbag chairs, pillows, yoga mats and even new bags, but there are plenty of things that can be made.

Related: DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

We spotted Trochet at Milan Design Week’s Salone Satellite, a space dedicated to the most promising young designers from all over the world.

+ Trochet

+ Inhabitat Coverage of Milan Design Week

Photos by Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat, Trochet and Zoomaal

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