Okay, so I’m not going to get carried away and start slinging a Glad bag over my shoulder for a fashion statement, but I could get used to carrying one of these around.
Vaho is a Spanish brand that recycles PVC advertising banners to make some pretty cool looking bags.
I have only just discovered them, but from what I have seen on their website, they use some kind of hybrid reindeer/man (Reinman?) to source the banners, then give the job to a giraffe man to design and cut the patterns.
Clearly the next part of the process is not a job for giraffe men, so they ship the materials off to a prison for producing the finished product.
There’s a perverse kind of pleasure having the knowledge that my bag could have been made by a mass murderer. That’s some bad ass fashion right there!
Finally, the “rein-man” collects the bags and delivers them to the stores.
Oh, I’m not kidding about this. Check it out for yourself.
They are very reasonably priced, starting at around $80AUD for a messenger bag.
There is a slight issue though. I was going to purchase one from their online store, until I saw the shipping charges. The shipping charges are actually more than the bag itself, coming in at $97AUD.
I like the bag, but not enough to pay nearly $100 to get it delivered.