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East Meets West

Take an old pair of jeans and a sari and transform them into a fashionable handbag!

Liverpool-based environmental charity Faiths4Change delivered the ‘East Meets West’ project in Autumn 2012 to raise the profile of clothes and textiles re-use and recycling and to help reduce the amount of material sent to landfill.

The concept was to task women from different world faith communities in Merseyside to produce fashionable bags combining denim jeans with material from traditional sari dress, bringing together both eastern and western cultures.

Educational workshops were delivered at Asylum Link Merseyside and taught twelve women with different levels experience the sewing skills to produce the bags (as shown in the video below).