Gallery: RAGBAGS

 

In the slums of Delhi, “ragpickers” make a modest living salvaging discarded plastic bags for cleaning and reuse in products such as the new Rag-Bags, a line of accessories made from pressed plastic bags. 60 bags are pressed into one thick, durable sheet which is lined with fabric and used to make handbags, totes, wallets and organizers. Though based in the Netherlands, Rag-Bag employs around fifty people in Delhi, mostly women, as collectors and fabricators of the recycled bags. We particularly like the “shopper” bag (right), which rolls up and fits across your back like a yoga mat, or folds out to carry your belongings.

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