Trashy Bags, Accra

I stumbled upon a gem of a place in Accra, called Trashy Bags ( Started by an expat, Stuart Gold, Trashy Bags works to collect used water sachets, to make into various bags, purses, fashion accessories, ect. primarily for international sales. It’s hidden in a wonderful niche in Dzorwulu, with a gallery of products ready for sale, and a manufacturing base downstairs, so visitors can understand the process behind trashy bags creations, as well as meet the workers, and feel like a participant in the process. Trashy Bags provides employment opportunities, advocates for environmental sustainability via education opportunities in local schools, and connects Ghanaian industry to an international market. If anyone has a couple spare hours in Accra, Trashy Bags is a wonderful little program with great potential for international exposure. Products are relatively cheap (ranging generally from 2-25 GHC) and great endorsement for organically produced Ghanaian trinkets, and advocacy for greater environmental sustainability in the city.


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