101 Things Designers Can Do to Save The Earth

116. Turn old banners into messenger bags
March 11, 2009, 4:18 am
Filed under: Printing

It’s not easy to produce large banners responsibly. The vinyl that is used as the substrate for lots of environmental graphics projects is petroleum-sucking vinyl in many cases — although, to be fair, recycled-content substrates and biodegradable products are now available and produce excellent results. Fortunately, even the traditionally non-recyclable materials are finding a second life at BIGink, a Seattle-based large format graphics producer. Banners produced by the company are being turned into fashionable, durable messenger bags for personal use or resale. They’re not literally silk purses, but they’re definitely made out of sow’s ears.


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Very clever and unique.

Comment by ProjectCenter

ok – WHO? is turning them into bags?

Comment by Jay Wolters

The vendor is BIGink in Seattle. http://www.bigink.biz/

Comment by svcseattle

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