Handbags Crafted From An Old NFL Stadium

Handbags Crafted From An Old NFL Stadium

People for Urban Progress is an up-cycling program that tackles the waste problem of big demolitions

Leo Lutero
  • 29 september 2016

NFL stadiums are scrapped every few years in exchange for new ones. This means a lot of material goes to waste, as well as taxpayers’ money. An initiative called People for Urban Progress from Indianapolis has thought of other ways to deal with the debris.

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Past NFL stadium banners and roof fabric are now being converted into beautiful bags. They come in fashionable renditions of a clutch, wallet, messenger, tote and handbag. Under the People for Urban Progress clutches, with colors borrowed from banners, are now available for sale.

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Proceeds from these projects are donated to People for Urban Progress, which has converted stadium seats into bus stop and park amenities. The Teflon-coated roofing has also become sheds for bus stops. Other textiles not converted into bags are stored in a Fabrik Bank, a potential materials source for local artists.

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