These upcycled bags give you map to go green

recycled paper bags infobag sustainable artPaper is one of those materials with endless possibilities. Which is why Israeli (and international) designers keep having fun reinventing them over and over again.

Last week we took a look at Guy Lougashi’s recycled paper baskets and recapped some of the other recycled paper products being made by environmentally conscious Israeli designers: wallets made out of product wrappers, a wastepaper basket made out of wasted paper, and even a baby cradle made from paper cardboard.

Anat Safran’s beautiful Infobags – made out of old encyclopaedias, maps, and atlases – are another gorgeous and functional environmentally friendly design product. But unlike the other designs mentioned above, her products actually make you smarter!

infobag recycled paper handbag sustainable artAnat first started making her intelligent paper handbags a few years ago when she stumbled upon a French encyclopedia that had been tossed out on the street. Recognizing its aesthetics and potential, she brought it home and started creating infobags and other paper products in all shapes and sizes. Her friends have been collecting appropriately worn out and unique books for her ever since.

wallet sustainable art recycled paper handbagIn Anat’s own words, “The material defines the size of the bags- it’s due to the size of the page I’m using. I choose a very simple shape for the bags, something that reminds the shape of books. Also a simple shape makes more place for the material to be in the front and for the text and images on it to show better.”


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5 thoughts on “These upcycled bags give you map to go green”

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  2. Mandy Chung says:

    Great!!Very interesting and creative!!

  3. Yannai says:

    “In Anat’s own words, ‘The material defines the size of the bags…'”

    Important! What a difference it would make, if materials and their limitations always dictated production!

    The practicality of sustainable design is incredible…

  4. I would totally buy one of these.

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