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Recycled Handmade Shopper bag

Replace plastic bags with stylish recycled shopper bags that employ craftsmen from underprivileged background.

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The range of shopper proposed are going to be a stylish, longer lasting and environmentally friendly alternative to the plastic bags currently used. The bags will be available in a variety of shapes and colours, aimed at unisex, male or female customers. 

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Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

L Saha L Saha is a premium womenswear label offering an array of design led wardrobe must haves that are designed and made in UK

Website (if applicable)

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps
  • Split Leather Scraps Coated
  • Synthetic Leather

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

The selection of material chosen above will be braided in a unique way to create a sturdy and functional shopper bag that can be used instead of plastic bags. The bag may be be water repellent and can hold medium to heavy weight. The braiding of the mix of product types and colour will give each bag a signature look. We have developed watches of similar braiding in our studio (available upon request).Image of past work with similar technique is attached herewith.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

The image enclosed the proposed 3 designs. The designs can be created in varying sizes & colour ways.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing
  • Prototyping

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

The target market includes a wide demography and varied psychographics. Any consumer of today who goes to the store and buys a 5p plastic bag can replace their plastic bag with this. The bags will be sold for a one off price and can be replaced by a new one free of cost, in case of premature damage.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

The idea can be turned into a globally scaled model where we plan to partner with key fashion and other consumer goods retailers and retail chains across the globe to replace their plastic bags with the Nike Grind hand made shopper. The price for the bags are to be confirmed, however they will be available at an accessible price point. The bags can be branded or personalised if required.

How is your idea innovative?

The technique of using recycled Nike Gring material The designs variety on offer making the product stylish for both unisex and gender focused use. The functionality is key and this product encapsulates both design and functionality. Eco friendly approach where we are using scraps to create an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags.

What inspired this idea?

The current environmental situation has long been a concern and at the forefront of everything we do at L Saha. In this design we have incorporated the ethos of our business, into a product that incorporates the Nike Grind material. Our respect for skilled craftsmanship also influenced our design.

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

A versatile and accomplished fashion business professional with unique combination of designing, buying and marketing experience in Premium Womenswear sector teamed with a Masters degree in Fashion Business Management.

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?

United Kingdom

What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

We are a Ltd company registered in the UK

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

It will help us reach a global audience and scale the concept to its full potential. In effect it will help us contribute to the environmental issues currently faced due to over usage of plastic.


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Hey Laboni

I think this is a really good idea especially now that supermarkets (in Australia) are phasing out the idea of using plastic bags. You mentioned that you will partner with other retail markets to replace their plastic bags.

This idea is definitely scalable, so have you thought about who will assist you/your business in expanding the product out to other countries. E.g. Who will help get the product from the manufacturer to customers internationally?

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