right, so we all know about "going green" and reducing our carbon footprint... some fashion designers really go the extra mile to produce an Eco-friendly garment made from sustainable materials. the reality? that you often look like a tree-hugger or hippy.
please note: nothing is wrong with either, it is just not my style.
BUT . . . 7 students have done it right.
these budding University of Cape Town entrepreneurs have designed and produced a tablet / laptop sleeve made from sustainable materials. wait, it gets even better. these seven students started with a capital of R50 selling Boerewors Rolls. over weeks, they developed, saved, made strategic decisions, and planned this brand: Sweet Potato.
the product is a laptop / tablet sleeve that has a vintage aesthetic feel . . . without being too hipster. these sleeves are made from Hessian coffee bags from all over the world. they use fresh, vibrant fabric cut-offs to create the fold over the top.
my favourite part of this product? the name and the little vintage, fabric covered buttons in the front.
|image taken from Sweet Potato|
"Each one of our bags are unique one-of-a-kind piece, designed with passion and style and made by local hands"
visit Sweet Potato for more info, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.
WATCH THIS SPACE . . . SWEET POTATO MAY BE COMING TO CAPE TOWN FASHION WEEK TOMORROW NIGHT.