Coffee Tote made from reclaimed coffee beans bags and denim samples
Coffee tote is made of reclaimed coffee bean bag and denim sample. Coffee bean bag is made of jute fabric, an organic yet heavy duty material. Each bag is carrying dozens pound of coffee bean, coming in from over 10 different countries, delivered to The Coffee AcademÏcs roasting room located next to their outlet in Causeway Bay.After the beans are being consumed, we collected and mixed it with another rugged material, denim samples collected from factories to create the Coffee Tote. This product is 100% upcycled in Hong Kong, size big enough to carry 15” laptop and A3 size documents.
About the designer:
Looking at the environmental crisis our world is facing, Kevin Cheung believes that designers have the responsibility to re-create the world for the better. Designs have to be sustainable by enriching the environment, users as well as the society. Instead of continually draining new resources/materials to create new products, Kevin is experimenting with waste materials, reusing them to create new products and also collaborating with different NGOs to produce the products locally. He wishes to inspire people to have a new perspective of how products are being made, consumed and disposed.
All upcycling products are made of waste produced in Hong Kong, by employees of local NGOs’ Sheltered workshop, providing job opportunities for people with disabilities. It is not only a locally made product but also a product that can benefit the society throughout the whole production process.