Doy bag

Side view of a bag showing the long handles. Side view of a bag showing the gusset at the side. Side view of a bag showing the gusset at the side. Top view of a bag showing the inside surface. Underside view of a bag showing the flat base.
Side view of a bag showing the long handles. Side view of a bag showing the gusset at the side. Side view of a bag showing the gusset at the side. Top view of a bag showing the inside surface. Underside view of a bag showing the flat base.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 005900
Country
Date
2009

Description

A tote bag with long shoulder straps, made from reclaimed Sunkist drink Doy packs. The bag has an inner compartment and the handles are canvas lined. Doypacks from which Sunkist drinks pouches are made pose particular difficulties for recycling. They are commonly made from laminated layers of polyester, aluminium and polyethylene thus rendering them impracticle to recycle. Many of these pouches end up in landfill or are incinerated but a large number of them are rescued by women's co-operatives in the Philippines. The bags are bought from private homes, schools, festivals, hospitals, offices and community centres, they are washed, sorted, sanitized and dried before being stitched by seamstresses into useful Doy bags and other accessories. Doy bags are so named after the flexible Doypack invented in 1962 by Louis Doyen for the packaging industry. The dimensions listed are for the bag including the handles.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

"Doy Bags. Made from recycled juice packs by a women's co-operative in the Philippines."
Dimensions
Width
270mm
Depth
180mm
Method