The Tassenmuseum Hendrikje (Museum of Bags and Purses) current features the temporary exhibition ‘Green Bags,’ with brand-new bags and purses made from reused materials.
Bag designers are taking environmental concerns more and more seriously. The Green Bags exhibition puts this growing interest in context.
A number of designers are now making the environment central to their design, choice of material and method of manufacture.
Re-using materials is not something new, and the exhibition demonstrates that the practice of re-using materials has also been applied in the past.
Periods of scarcity, during wartime for instance, present a challenge to be creative in the use of materials. But the re-using of materials in fashion can also be a response to our present consumerist behavior in a disposable society.
Many unique bags made from existing, recycled and sustainable materials are available today. They are designed to appeal to consumers who are fashion-conscious, but who are also concerned about the environment, and who want to make a statement.
This temporary exhibition can be viewed through Aug. 17, 2008 at the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam.
– Source: Amsterdam Tourism & Convention Board
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