Gallery: First World Trash Makes Stylish Handbags From New York’s Disca...

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Do you ever think about the afterlife of billboards? Jenelle Malbrough certainly does, and after discovering that over 10,000 tons of discarded billboards end up landfills, she decided to take action. Her company, First World Trash, salvages billboards and old seat belts to make an array of water resistant, tear proof bags and accessories that are built to last. Because the products are made from re-purposed materials, each features a unique color scheme, graphics, images and fonts that speak of its history. We caught up with the Long Island City-based designer at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) and decided to find out more.

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  1. donna bryan February 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    fwt—Jenelle it’s just the beginning. Keep the wheels turning and many good productive ideas will surface. Love you