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Rip-Resistant 'Papier Bags' Are Not Your Every Day Brown Bag

By: Tinkalicious - Published: Dec 17, 2008 • References: authentics.de and yatzer
There is no limit to the number of items that can be created with paper. The Papier Bag series by German design company Authentics and one of its illustrious Designer, Stefan Diez, may look and feel like it is made from paper, but this tear resistant carry all gets it strength from a material commonly used in industrial applications. Water and dirt cannot harm the material which actually consists of tiny plastic threads.

While attempting to create a follow-up to his Kuvert Series and a line of travel accessories, the use of Dupont’s Tyvek (polyethylene) paper-like material seemed liked a natural choice for the project. Besides the ability to print any designs or effects on its surface, over time, use will create a patina on the bag’s surface, similar to the wear associated with leather.