Gallery: Recycled Magic Wallets by Tanja Burgdorfer


Reducing waste by reusing beverage cartons, Swiss-born Tanja Burgdorfer’s “Recycled Magic Wallets” creatively makes use of what would normally be discarded. With a little bit of elastic and a few staples, Tanja turns old beverage cartons into contemporary and useful wallets for the environmentally-conscious consumer. Current selection in her etsy shop shows luscious fruit prints. Each wallet is entirely hand-crafted and is available ready-made or bespoke upon request.

Tanja works under her new brand name “Mayari” and is currently living and working in London. Her aim in creating the wallet was to use design to introduce a unique and interesting product that treats waste in a responsible way.

+ $21 Recycled Magic Wallets from Etsy

+ Mayari


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  1. mayari December 30, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Thank you very much! The concept was very important to me but my aim is also to make it real.

    In other words: To market the Recycled Magic Wallet. I am serching for the best way how to make this product known to the public, so that those who wish to replace their (or their friends) standard leather wallet with a simple, responsible carton wallet can do so. Any suggestions are welcome.

    Cheers, Tanja.

  2. organicgrid December 28, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    very nice conecpt

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