As are these bags and stuff


As are these bags and stuff
As are these bags and stuff


With everyone so busy trying to turn trash into treasure, too few go the simpler route: turning trash into useful, nicer-looking trash. Enter Recycling is Rad, a one-woman Minneapolitan operation (she's a "recycling fanatic"!) whose handcrafted messengers and assorted homewares are left intentionally distressed to better advertise their scrappy beginnings. Get your mitts on:

Messenger Bags: Plastic packaging and old plastic bags (see! You should be saving those!) are heat-fused into a "durable, weather-resistant" material, which is then cut into street-jaunty satchels that come with all the standard bag-gage (adjustable polypropylene straps, interior pouch pockets, Velcro closures), and are printed with everything from tessellated "thank yous", to octopuses, to an old-timey television set.

Beer Cozies: Lest your beer be jealous of your computer's dapper new home, there're cozies like a wool plaid joint with hand-stitched antlers. There's also all manner of pillows, plush toys, and punk rawk-looking planters that're equal parts cool for your gf/wife and actually cool, meaning this'll be the first time she won't complain when you trash the place.

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