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These Recycled Tote Bags Are The Real Deal!

The winner of 2019 TDF Design Awards Textile Design category, Georgina Whigham, debuts a new collection of zero waste denim bags with local fashion brand Nobody Denim.

Sasha Gattermayr
26th of October 2020

Canberra designer Georgina Whigham and Melbourne-based clothing label Nobody Denim have joined forces on a new sustainable textile project: creating textured, freckled totes from deadstock denim.

Georgina is an exhibition designer at the National Gallery of Australia, the winner of the Textile Design category in our inaugural TDF Design Awards in 2019 AND the founder of her eponymous textile label, George. It’s these impressive credentials (plus her amazing loom skills!) which brought her to the attention of local sustainable fashion brand, Nobody Denim. Together, the pair of designers created a plan to repurpose strips of discarded denim leftover from jean cuttings as a versatile new material.

Fabric offcuts were collected from the factory floor in Thornbury and diverted to Georgina’s at-home loom, where she could handweave it into a new textile to be used for a range of her signature boxy bags. The line of handheld denim tote bags are available to purchase now in six colourways. This meeting of local, slow design champions is a match made in heaven!

The George x Nobody Denim collection is available to shop now – check it out here!

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