These plastic bags are a perfect example of blending traditional art forms with modern day usage. Although hand weaving techniques are very common in India, weaving recycled plastic bags instead of yarn is a new, sustainable approach. Because these lightweight bags are durable and spacious, they are great for everyday use, heading to the beach or carrying books and electronic devices. Expect slight color variations due to recycled nature of the bag.
To make our upcycled plastic bags, women weavers collect and clean discarded industrial plastic, cut it into long thread-like strips, and use small handlooms to weave it into durable, colorful “fabric.”