Fused Plastic Bag Shoes

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Wow, look at these boots from fused plastic bags! From Treehugger:

We’ve talked about plastic bags fusing before as a way to keep polyethylene bags going, and even pointed you to a tutorial to DIY, but so far we hadn’t seen the material applied to footwear and in such an elegant way. These boots are the work of Chilean industrial design student Camila Labra, and made mostly of recycled plastic bags. Keep reading to find out about the process, prices and more models. The boots are built by fusing several layers of plastic polyethylene bags together to create a thicker and more resistant material to work with. Their interior is covered with quilted piqué cotton fabric to make them more comfortable and prevent too much heat. According to the designer, the boots are impermeable, flexible, light and non toxic. The line of boots is named Dacca (aka Dhaka) after Bangladesh’s capital, one of the most polluted with plastic bags in the world (the bags were banned in that city since 2002).

Thanks, Shawn!

From the pages of CRAFT, Vol. 09:


Toadstool Tote and Rain Bucket Hat, Fuse your shopping bags into fun, retro-modern accessories.” by Betz White, pgs. 40-45. Preview this article in our Digital Edition.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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