Eco Find of the Day: Sailcloth Tote Bags and Duffles by Red Flag Design
(AUM_Recycled Sailcloth Original Tote: $210)I'm thrilled that the environmentally friendly product industry has evolved so far from hemp boho-style handbags to include modern designs with surprising recycled materials and sustainable values—like many of the goods I've been blogging about his month.
That said, I also love when a product made with reclaimed materials is still reminiscent of its former life—but recreated for use of a totally different kind. One example: these bags, made from recycled sailcloth, by Vancouver-based Red Flag Design. Each piece in its "Alternate Use Material" (AUM) line is one of a kind.
(Large AUM_Recycled Sailcloth Duffle: $285)The company's mission statement reads: "We’re interested in redefining the boundaries of high-end sewn goods, challenging consumers to reconsider what 'recycled' means."
(Photos courtesy of Red Flag Design)