We all buy bread and biscuits to snack on all the time, and with all the plastic wrappers we’ve collected, we have no choice but to just throw them away, which can be harmful to our planet in the long run.
But, this one fashion designer from Johor is changing the way we look at trash by turning Malaysian pantry staples into eye-catching bags!
According to the Malay Mail, Wan of Wan’s Handmade combines food and fashion in its latest collection that features Gardenia bread and Hup Seng Cream Crackers packages as the main ingredient.
The bags also come in a variety of styles ranging from vintage clutches, messenger bags, as well as fanny packs.
The designer, who is based in Batu Pahat, received a flood of messages and comments on her Facebook page after promoting a yellow Hup Seng Cream Crackers bag. The post has since garnered thousands of reactions from netizens.
Besides Gardenia bread and Hup Seng crackers, Wan also makes bags out of Massimo bread wrappers.
These upcycled bags are a part of the Plastic Reborn Project which gives trash a new life. She collects all the used plastics and packages, and gives them a fresh new identity with a purpose.
We would never in a million years imagine our used bread wrappers as a stylish bag!
She told the Malay Mail that she started her business in 2014 after graduating from Singapore’s Nanyang Academy of Fine Art where she studied fashion design.
Bags from The Plastic Reborn Project are priced from RM79 onwards, while her other creations are sold between RM15 to RM200.
Now, this is what we call saving the planet, but being fashionable at the same time!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat