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Vaho Turns Old Advertising Banners Into Chic Recycled Bags
Posted By Helen Morgan On February 6, 2012 @ 4:14 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment
Vaho Trashion  gives old PVC advertising banners a second life by transforming them into quirky and colorful recycled bags. This stylish baggage company sources their products by collecting old banners hung up around the streets of Barcelona , demonstrating their committment to sustainability. The reused materials  then go through a rigorous process before they are redesigned into durable new satchels and purses.
Beyond their playful website and fun images, Vaho  also has a serious side. The company works with NGO “CEO del Maresme” – an organization that promotes social integration to clean the former banners with vinegar. The materials are then carted off to the production site at La Modelo prison  in Barcelona, a series of workshops that collaborate with the Centre for Reintegration Initiatives (CIRE).
Vaho maintains a strict quality control process while working with different social projects to turn the old banners into fashionable bags. They have a huge array of different styles ranging from typical record satchels to cool handbags, so check out their website for the full scope of their collection.
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URLs in this post:
 Vaho Trashion: http://vaho.ws/
 Barcelona: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona
 reused materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/reused-materials/
 La Modelo prison: http://wikimapia.org/74444/La-Modelo
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