The Best Green Designs From Buenos Aires’ Puro Diseno Fair

by , 06/24/11

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Even thought there are many accessories stands to be seen selling handbags and laptop cases from scrap fabric, our favorite is Carro. They make different size and shapes cases, wallets, handbags and even rucksacks made from reused suits, ties and other random fabrics with an exquisite attention to detail, high quality finishes and long lasting design. The latest news from Carro is the coffee sacks jute bags hanging together with others made from recycled cotton cleaning cloth and north Argentine fluorescent woven pieces.

Recycled rubber scrap from car’s wheels heated and molded into shape makes amazing stools and plant pots. Aligned with this year’s Color theme, Cordoba-based UAU Disegno painted the black material to give the exterior objects and furniture a bit of a twist. Greca, which is a design studio that makes decorative objects from scrap buttons and resin they get from a friend’s factory, where selling these colorful one-of-a-kind bracelets, hard like candies. Another design studio making fantastic plastic accessories is Ni chicha ni limonada. They create all kind of wearable art made from recycled plastic cables from different sources like telephone ones, lighting and any other bold and bright ones they find lying around.

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  1. Ana Lisa Alperovich July 2, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Yes, that is right!
    ¨The Argentine version to American TOMS shoes, which are in fact a shoe design taken from Argentina’s gauchos, alpargatas, was also standing at Puro Diseno Fair under the name of Paez Shoes. This very basic footwear made from canvas and a jute sole are very comfortable, biodegradable and comes in a wide variety of designs.¨
    Thank you for raising the point and adding value to it!

  2. scbr July 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    “The Argentine version to American TOMS shoes, Paez Shoes, sells very basic footwear made from canvas and a jute sole.” Sorry you got it wrong. Those shoes (alpargatas) have existed in Argentina for centuries now. It has been the preferred shoes in rural environment because they are cheap, durable and comfortable. TOMS’ founder is in fact Argentinian and he ‘export’ the model to the US as a fashionable shoe.

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