A long time favourtie accessory ‘the bag’ is constantly being reinvented. But this time the reinvent has caught the imagination of whoever comes across it.
RagBag is a Netherlands company that is making waves with environmentalists and fashion conscious youth at the same time. How is this possible? Well, the bags known as Ragbags are fashionable products made from recycled plastic bags collected by ‘ragpickers’ in the slums of New Delhi, India.
Plastic rags are collected, washed, dried, and separated by colour. The plastic bags then go into a machine, which presses them into thicker and more durable sheets. Dye and Ink free about 60 plastic bags are required to make one sheet.
After that cutting, lining, stitching and moulding are done to the raw product to be crafted into various products.
So far, about 50 ragpickers and growing everyday have gotten jobs thanks to this project. A very nice idea to make a cleaner and greener world for everybody and provide livelihoods to people and increasing their standard of living.
Check out the site, they also have an online store. www.ragbag.nl