[Eco-friendly] Creativity turned taxi seats to designed tote bags

I love tote bags, not only are they eco-friendly, they also carry lots of great designs. Designers use recycled materials to make bags in order to help the environment.

Today, while looking up Hong kong travel tips, I found this interesting article on CNN Go. Two intelligent designers Joseph Ng and Billy Potts formed a company named Handsome Bag Company which sells tote bags made from salvaged taxi seats.

Like yellow cabs in NYC, Hong kong has its iconic red taxis. “It’s the unsung hero of Hong Kong,” says Joseph Ng. “And the workhorse of the city,” says Billy Potts. In Hong kong, taxi seats need to be replaced every few years. The Handsome Bag company recycles discarded seat parts and seat belts for making all these eco-friendly bags.

A lawyer and an architect by the day, “trash pickers”, designers and entrepreneurs by night, Joseph and Billy work hard on looking for raw materials for their bags.

I wonder if these bags smell. 😀

Anyway, I’m going to HK soon, the red taxi handsome tote bag will be a great souvenir to add to my tote bag collection. Can’t wait!!

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About Jade Liang

This blog is created by Jade Liang - a cross-cultural graphic, web designer. Jade has been spending her life lived in Shanghai, Amsterdam and now in San Francisco pursuing her dreams and interests in design and art. Her daily life starts with a fresh cup of green tea as well as a pile of "strange" ideas. This blog is all about art, design and lifestyle that Jade finds in her everyday life. Thanks for visiting and enjoy!
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