24 Jul '12, 4pm

It's hard to believe that these elegant clutches and totes are made from discarded plastic bags!

It's hard to believe that these elegant clutches and totes are made from discarded plastic bags!

After cutting the bags into strips, Odessey weaves the pieces into a raffia-like fabric using a vintage loom. She lets the bag’s individual color and graphics dictate the final character of the product, whether it’s a capacious messenger or a diminutive cosmetics pouch . But although the looming process masks the identity of each bag’s source material, Odessey doesn’t try to hide it, either. One of her clutches brandishes its garment-cloaking origin with pride, with the words

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/sheila-odessey-turns-castoff-pla...

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