Trashy Bags

Trashy Bags is a stellar example of an innovative way to tackle a pervasive problem: they make beautiful and useful products out of common trash. Trashy Bags employs 60 tailors and seamstresses, and since its founding in 2007 has picked up 20 million sachets from the streets of Ghana.

Grace sews a pocket of a messenger bag for Trashy Bags.

Grace sews a pocket of a messenger bag for Trashy Bags.

Joseph at Trashy Bags.

Joseph turns try sachets inside out. He's wearing a home-made hat, sewn at Trashy Bags.

Trashy Bags makes many products, from lap top cases to wallets, shoulder bags and shopping bags. Their website is http://www.trashybags.org.

The messenger bag at Trashy Bags, a beautiful example of up-cycling.

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