EcoPartyMearry Transforms Donations Into Handbags

EcoPartyMearry Transforms Donations Into Handbags

The South Korean non-profit gives a creative second life to second hand items.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 17 august 2010

While visiting the New York International Gift Fair we spotted these interesting bags at Los Angeles-based Poketo. Angie Myung, Poketo’s co-founder told us they were the work of EcoPartyMearry, a non-profit organization from South Korea. EcoPartyMearry formed a partnership with the Korean 2nd hand The Beautiful Store to transform donations they received into one-of-a-kind handcrafted bags. EPM uses leather from old sofas and jackets and fabric from shirts and suit jackets in the construction of new bags. They also transform used outdoor advertising banners  into cloth tote bags. Each bag made is unique and bears a label noting what it was in a past life.

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