An eco-artisanal bag making project, reusing fabrics and reducing the need for single use bags.
I am happy to have found a way to give a new life to what started as a small collection of funky fabrics, but has grown ‘out of the closet’. The fabrics I work with are of all colors and kinds as you will see below. They are mostly sourced from old clothes or left-over bits of fabric from 100% cotton to 100% polyester.
The Saco a Mão project is the result of a love for fabrics, an interest in crafts and desire to promote upcycling and reduce waste. The project has an educational/workshop and a commercial/label component.
Different kinds of bags for sale:
Bags for bread, are made with mostly a cotton or linen firm base fabric and the Pão print on one side. The bread bags are sown with a pattern fabric on one side and a solid matching color on the other.
Bags for produce, (fruits and vegetables) to replace all the plastic bags we get at the market or in stores. Off course these can also be used for other purposes! I use more synthetic fabrics for these bags as they stain less easily. They are made with one kind of fabric with a pattern.
Odd bags 🙂, odd sizes and models for other purposes than food shopping.
Bags and fabrics in the store:
Below are a few photo galleries of whats available now. The first one shows bags that are ready for sale and the other shows the fabrics that are available for custom bag making. I recommend you click on the fabrics for a better impression of the colors and material. Choose what you like, let me know what kind of bag you want and I’ll make it for you!
Shipping only within Portugal for an additional costs of € 3 (3 business days) or € 4 (1 business day) Orders can also be delivered and/or picked up in Mangualde or Viseu.