Garbagebag

Garbagebag

Helsinki, Finland · 95 Sales

Garbagebag

Garbagebag

Helsinki, Finland 95 Sales On Etsy since 2006

0 out of 5 stars
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Anne

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Announcement   Garbagebag-bags are no longer available. I'd like to thank all my customers over the years. It was a pleasure. xoxo, Anne

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2017

Garbagebag-bags are no longer available. I'd like to thank all my customers over the years. It was a pleasure. xoxo, Anne

Anne

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allisonbell718

allisonbell718 on Mar 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived promptly with a lovely handwritten card and I absolutely love it. Use it every day. It looks good with any casual outfit. It's also well made.

nilamart

nilamart on Nov 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Another great bag! Anne is the best!! The workmanship is excellent and I love how the jeans take on a new life in this beautiful and practical bag!! I will get lots of use out of it and many, many compliments! Thanks again!!

nilamart

nilamart on Aug 5, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful bag, fun and practical! Arrived quickly from Finland. Love this shop! Who knew that a "Garbagebag" could be so delightful? Thanks again, Anne!

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A bag of garbage turned out to be the first Garbagebag. Why?

Once upon a time when I was studying in a handicraft-school I had to manufacture “a gift that reflects recipient’s personality”. I was short of money and therefore had problem of getting together the material. Luckily I then visited my mother while she was cleaning her wardrobe. She gave me all the clothes she didn't need anymore and there was a solution to both of our problems. My mother got rid of her “garbage”, I finished my exercise for the school and my friend received “a gift that reflected her personality”.

In the beginning of the 21st century I woke up to think what a wasteful way of life I was living. I had piles of unnecessary stuff all over the place and every now and then i still wanted to buy something new. To my opinion it is sometimes necessary to cheer up everyday life with a new garment or a piece of accessory. However I don't want to be the worst case of dissipation of natural resources. At that point I remembered my experiment of recycling my mothers “garbage” and I had the idea of putting up Garbagebag.

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