Mary tote

Side view of a tote bag showing short handles. Side view of a tote bag showing the shallow depth. Side view of a tote bag showing the printed text. Side view of a tote bag showing the orange lining. Underside view of a tote bag showing the seams. Top view of a tote bag showing the orange lining. Close view of a tote bag showing the inside label. Close view of a tote bag showing the outside label.
Side view of a tote bag showing short handles. Side view of a tote bag showing the shallow depth. Side view of a tote bag showing the printed text. Side view of a tote bag showing the orange lining. Underside view of a tote bag showing the seams. Top view of a tote bag showing the orange lining. Close view of a tote bag showing the inside label. Close view of a tote bag showing the outside label.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 005925
Country
Date
2009

Description

A tote or shopping bag made from reused rice sacks by an NGO (Non- governmental organisation) offering training and employment to vulnerable women and education to their children, in Cambodia. The woven polypropylene material is extremely strong. It is originally woven to form sacks strong enough to contain great weights of grain and retains its strength when made into a new object. This example is formed from two layers stitched together to form a bag with two short handles. The outer layer is light blue and has the image of three fish on one side and a grid of text and figures printed on the other. The inner layer is orange and printed with text.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "Coll Part. A collection of fashion items made of recycled food bags. Made in Cambodia by and NGO offering training and employment to vulnerable women and school to their children. Swiss design." (swing tag)
Dimensions
Width
520mm
Height
360mm
Method
Colour