Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Nahui Ollin” (Pronounced: Now-we-oh-lean) gum wrapper purses

I just loved this idea!
Nahui Ollin is a collection of unique and fashionable handbags and accessories made from recycled materials. All merchandise is entirely hand-made by specially folding and weaving individual candy wrappers, gum wrappers and soda bottle labels--together to create the various beautiful shapes and sizes of the Nahui Ollin Handbag and accessory Collection.
All materialls--candy wrappers, gum wrappers and soda bottle labels--are factory rejects from independent manufactures and have never been used. These same materials were certain to be sent to a land fill or garbage dump only to pollute the earth. Not only does the process sustain the environmentally-friendly practice of recycling, it also yields creatively-fresh, long lasting and innovative products.
Made from up to 4000 individual candy wrappers, each piece is passionately and patiently hand made by craftsmen and follows the same process of folding, weaving, and sewing, which can take up to 4 days to complete. And while the bags are indeed made from candy wrappers, gum wrappers and soda bottle labels, they stand the test of time and weather for tear-free, long term durability.

Most are priced around $150, some $199. You can check out the fun website here.


  1. Wonder if that's a pen name for some kid I went to school with? In my 6th grade class, we attempted to break the world's record for the longest gum wrapper chain. I used to know how to do that--who knew gum wrapper chain making could REALLY be a job?!?!

  2. This is my favorite bag i have......everyone always stops me to ask me where i got it from its the best bag