Thursday, November 07, 2013

Bags Made From Conveyor Belts – The Green and Fashionable Way To Travel

Going green is the way to go. We are all environmental conscious. But we still want items we use to be easy to use and aesthetic.

The Dutch company Kazoo came up with a way to produce bags from industrial recycled material that have an upscale look.

If you look at a Kazmok bag, you would never guess that it’s made from e.g., a rubbery conveyor belt.

Kazmok’s product range includes briefcases, shopper bags, trolley bags for travel, and accessories such as belts and iPad sleeves.

The company gets its materials from the flower industry, postal depots, distribution centers, and the recycling industry.

According to Dinand Stufkens, founder of Kazmok, "The challenge is to sell all the products we potentially can make."

Kazmok nabbed an award at last year’s Red Dot Awards in Germany. Judges praised the handmade bags, which are fabricated from rubber and PVC, for being "extremely durable but also unique in terms of color and texture."

Founder Stufkens sees the bags as a metaphor, since they refer to a throwaway culture, where waste is turned into new products.

He stated: "We decided to transform the conveyor belt, because it is a symbol of mass production and consumption. However, we want consumers to buy them because they are beautiful."

For frequent travelers, your Hazmok bag will stand out among the other near-identical bags on the baggage carousel. You will not have any problems grabbing your signature luggage!

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