Watch: These designers are making bags from salvaged beer filters

June 29th, 2016

Can beer save the world in these tumultuous times? Well, no, obviously not - but it does have an increasing number of cool, planet-soothing applications. As well as taking a slice off the amount of waste bread being thrown away and offering an edible answer to the threat of plastic six-pack rings, beer is now providing a resource...

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Can beer save the world in these tumultuous times? Well, no, obviously not – but it does have an increasing number of cool, planet-soothing applications. As well as taking a slice off the amount of waste bread being thrown away and offering an edible answer to the threat of plastic six-pack rings, beer is now providing a resource that’s being utilised by an eco-conscious fashion label.

The forward-thinking team at Rewilder have been salvaging beer filter cloth from breweries (the filters are used to strain barley and hops in the manufacturing process, purifying the beer) to create some of their handmade sustainable bags, which boast some serious environmental credentials.

The filter cloths normally get trashed every two weeks after 15-20 uses, but Rewilder are using the lightweight, durable material to make some very cool and very sustainable bags.

And it’s not just beer, either. Rewilder also reclaim old ropes from local gymnasiums, excess house paint from construction sites and rubber membrane from demolition sites to craft other stylish items. Truly rewildering.

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