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Sheila Odessey Makes Eco Handbags from Recycled Plastic Bags

 - Dec 29, 2010
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Americans discard a shocking 100 billion plastic bags every year, reusing only a scant 1%. When textile designer, Sheila Odessey, realized it actually costs more money to recycle a bag then to make one, she came up with these featured one-of-a-kind trashy to trendy bags to really reuse these discards.

Sheila Odessey's signature collection of handbags, clutches, cosmetic bags, totes and satchels are made from all kinds of plastic bags, ranging from shopping bags to dry cleaner bags. These pieces are cut into strips and then hand-woven on a vintage loom to make the fabric for her bags.

Celebrities such as Kate Bosworth, Sheryl Crow, Natalie Portman, Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek now own Sheila Odessey's original trash to trendy bags.