Sunday, April 18, 2010

first world trash

Remember last week I was telling you about my friend Jenelle and how she's such genius and all that?  If not, you can refresh your memory here.

There's something I forgot to mention.  After she moved to NY, Jenelle started a company called first world trash, where she designs handbags and other cool stuff from recycled materials.  Notes from her website:

first world trash

Products are individually handmade almost entirely from recycled materials. Our bags, created from used seatbelts and vinyl billboards, are designed for durability in an urban environment.
remade in america
Our bags are born in the junkyards of America, where we salvage seatbelts from old cars and rescue billboards before they are thrown into landfills. All materials are then deep cleaned, cut and polished in preparation for stitching. Each bag is individually designed and crafted by first world trash owner and designer, Jenelle Malbrough, in her apartment, in Queens, NY. All bags are tear proof, water resistant and built to last.    

You can check out what she's got to offer here.  Told you that girl's a genius.


Crafty Green Poet said...

what a brilliant concept, I'm always in favour of reusing materials like that...

Anonymous said...

very cool. she IS a genius. ;-)