Bags made from upcycled banners by Vaho

Man on bicyle carrying messenger bag made from upcycled inner tubes

With the new 5p charge on supermarket carrier bags in the UK, it might be time to shop for the perfect tote bag to cart those groceries around. Vaho are a small multidisciplinary design studio in Barcelona. They create handmade bags from upcycled banners which in their first life hang as advertisements on the street lamps around Barcelona and Madrid. Resuscitating this discarded material, they have developed a range of durable tote bags, messengers, card holders, folios, laptop cases and wallets that are all one-of-a-kind and designed for both men and women. In some of their designs they have also reused upcycled inner tubes and truck tyres making them highly resistant and waterproof. Vaho have 6 boutiques around Spain as well as an online store.








Images via Vaho

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).