Fracking good idea: Argentine sisters turn sand bags into handbags

The designers are using oil industry waste to cut greenhouse gases and provide employment

2021-12-01 07:30:00 AM

The designers are using oil industry waste to cut greenhouse gases and provide employment

The designers are using oil industry waste to cut greenhouse gases and provide employment

ByLucila SigalAn Argentine fashion firm has found a new source of inspiration, and materials, in an unlikely location: oil industry burlap plastic sacks from the country’s huge Vaca Muerta shale formation, which they recycle to make shoes, bags and handbags.

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Founded by three sisters, the firm, Fracking Design, a reference to the controversial process used in oil and gas extraction, takes plastic “Big Bags” used for holding sand, then processes and mixes them with waste leather...This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

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