Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Awesome South African organic designer bags – made from coffee-bean sacks

These Wren Design bags –
a funky mixture of industrial, retro and contemporary style – are made from used coffee-bean sacks reinforced with jute webbing, cotton and organic hemp canvas for structure and durability. The Carry All Bag is a tote for everyday use, the beach or shopping; the Coffee Travel Bag, made with extra-strong fused burlap, includes a 25cm waterproof pocket. Wendren Setzer, who started Wren Design after graduating as a textile designer, has also used PPC cement bags and antique leather to make her recycled accessories. Previously available only online, the bags are now stocked at Kelekt at the Old Biscuit Mill in Salt River and The Fringe in Kloof Street, Cape Town, WOW in Stellenbosch, Artvark in Kalk Bay, Love Warrior in Bloem and M&L in Durbs.


Moon Allen said...

I love designer handbags but these African organic designer bags are pretty interesting because you wont usually see those in any bag studios and i am also into that recycling stuff.

Amy Hopkins said...

they are very interesting and beautiful... And they're proudly South African :)

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