Sometimes I'm astounded by how wonderfully clever and resourceful our
designers are. For instance, New York-based accessories designer Sheila
Odyssey transforms discarded plastic bags into wonderfully chic,
hand-woven handbags. This spring, she emphasizes the boldness of color,
taking the classic gingham check -- a staple for weavers -- and bold
stripes to add a new twist to traditional design.
Plastic bags are sourced from all over the world. Fun fact: Global consumption of plastic bags is estimated at 1 million per minute!
Bags are then cut into carefully measured strips in preparation for weaving.
The plastic strips are woven on a traditional loom and transformed into stunning accessories.
Gingham Bags are available in Topaz, Turquoise, Onyx and Coral. $220