What do you think this bag is made from? Well, it is made from recycled rubber sheeting and waste cloth. This is just one cool sample of the fabulous works that Green the Gap is doing. These guys have taken the concept 'upcycle' to another level all together. They use waste materials such as old tyre, waste cloth, waste leather, tetra packets and transform them into smart trendy and high quality bags, home accessories, clothing. You can check their whole range of products at http://greenthegap.com . Green the Gap was set up by a non profit organization Swechha in Delhi, primarily to raise awareness of environmental issues and providing work opportunities to people with disadvantaged backgrounds.
|Photo of Green the Gap's Mumbai Store|
The NGO provides decent working conditions and fair remuneration to its team of highly skilled tailors employed on a full-time basis who create the wonders. Green the Gap not only makes colorful, fashionable and useful products but from what I saw on their website their price range is easy-on-your-pocket too.
|Coasters made by using recycled rubber and waste tetra pack packaging|
If you are in Mumbai, you can visit their store in Bandra Pali Naka opposite the famous pub Toto's Garage. You can also find their products in some other stores in Mumbai like Bliss and Tribal Route. Their website tells me that their products are available at Sarwaa (Kerala), People Tree (Delhi), D Cube (Hyderabad), Levitate India (Bangalore), Etrican (Singapore) and Kaaya Kreations (Canada).
|Laptop bag made from tube rubber and jute|