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The Flour Bread Bag (Purple) 麵粉麵包袋 (紫色)

The Flour Bread Bag (Purple) 麵粉麵包袋 (紫色)


Zerowaste - bags

A Hong Kong Story

When Mimi, the founder of ooh design studio, saw the devastation of plastic pollution on the beaches in Hong Kong upon returning from Canada after more than 20 years' absence, she wanted to do something about it. She joined local volunteer groups cleaning up the beaches but after a few cleanups, she realized a more effective solution was needed which would require the reduction and elimination of waste at its source. Mimi looked around and spotted one of the most ubiquitous plastic waste in Hong Kong which was the small, single-use, plastic bag for bakery. 

In the mornings, many people would buy the Hong Kong style buns for breakfast on their way to work or school and each bun would be packaged in a small plastic bag.  Mimi carried out some research and estimated that in a single year, over 90 million of these plastic bags would have been used and disposed of. She decided to tackle this problem because these bakery is so much part of everyday life in Hong Kong and part of its culture. 

Using her industrial design skills, Mimi started researching for the appropriate materials  to replace these single-use plastic bags. She finally came across the flour sacks which usually get tossed out by the bakers. 

The bakers throw out the flour sacks. The customers buy the bakery in plastic bags and then throw out the plastic bags.

A light bulb went up in Mimi's head! Upcycle the flour sacks into bread bags! Thus the Flour Bread Bag was born. The flour sacks are collected from various bakeries around the city. They are then washed at a laundromat and then sewn by Mimi and some local ladies, keeping them all handmade in Hong Kong. 




麵包師扔出麵粉袋。 顧客用塑膠袋購買麵包,然後扔掉塑膠袋。

Mimi靈機一觸,想出了將麵粉袋升級再造成麵包袋,麵粉麵包袋就此誕生了! 麵粉袋回收自各區的麵包店,經洗滌後,由Mimi和一些女士們縫製,整個產品都在香港手工製作。


BagsMade in Hong KongThe Flour Bread BagUpcycled

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