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Large messenger bag made from recycled cement bags - Mardy

  • Brand: MoreThanHip-cementbags
  • Sustainability: fair trade, handicraft, recycled/upcycled, sheltered workshop, vegan
  • Colour: cream, red
  • Material: recycled plastic
  • Dimensions: 37 x 17 x 30 cm
  • Delivery: Helaas uitverkocht
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  • Free shipment in NL above €35,-; BE and D above € 50,-
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Versatile messenger bag made of recycled cement bags

The Mardy is a very spacious bag that you can use in many ways: as a work bag, shopper and even as a sports or weekend bag. That's how much you can carry in it. At the same time, the bag is pleasantly lightweight because it is made of recycled cement bags.

The rounded top makes the Mardy look very nice. Moreover: each one is unique. As a result, the bag you receive may differ slightly from the photo. However, the elephant is always prominently displayed.

● Made from recycled cement bags
● Strong & lightweight - 475 grams
● Dimensions: 37 x 17 x 30 cm
● Splashproof & durable
● Removable shoulder strap, adjustable to 150 cm
● Closes with a sturdy zip
● Each one is unique
● Fairly made in Cambodia

Practical and sturdy
Because the material it is made of was first used for cement bags, this weekend bag can take a lot. It is also splash-proof and easy to clean with a damp cloth.

The inside is fully lined and has a zip pocket and two pockets for things you want to grab quickly. Also on the outside you will find another pocket with flap and two mesh pockets on the front sides.

You carry the Mardy by the handles in your hand or on your shoulder. Or you use the detachable and adjustable shoulder strap with shoulder pad. In short, a very versatile and practical bag.

Fading through use
The prints may fade a little due to intensive use. This is because the material is printed for a different purpose, namely single-use as cement bags. So this makes the print not super hard-wearing. But this does add to the charm of these items.

Fairly made in Cambodia
The bags are made in a social workshop in Cambodia's capital Phnom Phen. Here, mostly disabled artisans work. In this way, they strive to improve the living standards of people with disabilities. They also have the admirable mission to make Cambodia cleaner by using recycled materials in their creations.

Brand: MoreThanHip-cementbags

Bags and accessories made from recycled cement bags

The MoreThanHip Cement bags collection is made in Cambodia. The cement bags and the cement that was used in them originally come from Thailand. Cambodia imports a lot of building materials from Thailand, for the reconstruction of the country after the devastating years of oppression by the Khmer Rouge.

Fairly produced
These discarded cement bags have been discovered by local craftsmen as a material for making bags of all kinds, toilet bags and pencil cases. MoreThanHip's cement bag collection is made in a social workshop in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Phen. Here, mainly disabled craftsmen work. In this way, the workshop strives to give people with disabilities a dignified place in society and to improve their standard of living.

Cleaning up the environment
The workshop also has the admirable mission of making Cambodia cleaner by using recycled materials in their creations. After all, litter is a big problem in countries like Cambodia and one of the causes of the plastic soup in the oceans.

Strong, light and waterproof
The material - woven plastic with a coating - from which the cement bag items are made was initially developed for cement bags. That means it has to be very strong, as a full bag of cement weighs 50 Kg. At the same time, it is very light, which contributes to the carrying comfort of a bag made of this material. The coating also makes it waterproof, which is of course a very nice feature for a bag.

Original and unique
Cement bags from different brands have been used for our collection, each with their own design. For example, we have articles with an elephant, a camel and an eagle. That alone makes for an original look. Moreover, no two items of a model are exactly the same, because different parts of a cement bag are used each time. This way you can be sure of a unique item.

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