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In this catalogue 3. Ragbag 5. Delhi collection 8. Calcutta collection 10. Tamil Nadu collection 13. How to order

Ragbag is a brand for upcycled bags and accessories, designed by talented European designers. The production is done by ‘ragpickers’ and small fabricators in the slums of Delhi and Calcutta (India), providing them work and income. Ragbag is started in 2005 by Siem Haffmans after meeting Anita Ahuja of Conserve on a conference about EcoDesign. The first collection is designed by Ellen Sillekens (Rietveld Academy) and produced by Conserve in New Delhi (India). In 2005 Ragbag won the BiD Challenge (Business in Development) and in 2006 the “Ei van Columbus Award” and the “European Business Award for the Environment”. In 2007 the Calcutta collection was launched, designed by Vera Winthagen (Design Academy Eindhoven) and produced by Fairdeal Crafts in Calcutta. In 2010 the Tea-bags and Cushions are launched, produced by Adithya Trade in Tamil Nadu. Our principles: 1. Fair – We work on a equal base with small partners, always paying them a fair price of approximately 20% of the advised consumer price. 2. Upcycled – Our products are made mainly out of post-consumer waste, that is upcycled to a higher level. 3. Fashion – We work with talented designers from the best design schools.

‘New Delhi has approximately 17 million inhabitants and every day more than 1.000 people arrive in the city to find a better future.. Around 150.000 people are dependent of waste collection and trade for their daily living.’

Our partner in Delhi (India) is Conserve. They work with ‘ragpickers’, who collect plastic waste bags and sell it to the collection centers. Plastic rags are washed, dried and separated by colour. The plastic bags then go into a machine, which presses them into thicker and durable sheets. The project is already creating jobs for more than 60 ragpickers, people at collection centers and fabricators in the slums of New Delhi.

Delhi Collection

Colour: Cricket Art.nr: DS-002

Colour: Brick Lane Art.nr: DS-001

Design: Material: Size:

Ellen Sillekens Recycled Plastic 35 x 40 x 8 cm

Colour: Beach Art.nr: DS-003

Colour: Indian Ocean Art.nr: DS-004

Colour: Arabian Night Art.nr: DS-005

Colour: India Art.nr: DOB004

Colour: Brick Lane Art.nr: DOB005

Colour: Beach Art.nr: DOB003

Colour: Cricket Art.nr: DOB001

Colour Indian ocean Art.nr: DOB002

Design: Material: Size (big):

Siem Haffmans Recycled Plastic 20 x 14 x 3,5 cm

Siem Haffmans Recycled Plastic 15,5 x 12 x 2,5 cm

Delhi organizers

Design: Material: Size (small):

Colour:India Art.nr: DOS001

Colour: Beach Art.nr: DOS002

Colour: Indian ocean Art.nr: DOS003

BrickLane Art.nr: DOS004

Colour: Cricket Art.nr: DOS005

Design: Material: Size:

Siem Haffmans Recycled Plastic 12 x 8 x 2 cm

Colour: Indian ocean Art.nr: DW004

Colour: Arabian Night Art.nr: DW002

Colour: Beach Art.nr: DW005

Colour: India Art.nr: DW003

Delhi Wallets

Colour: Pakistan Art.nr: DW001

Calcutta Our partner in Calcutta/Kolkata (India) is Fairdeal Crafts Organisation. They work with women in small villages, who collect used sari's and other 'rags'. This fair trade organisation works with small family companies to process waste cotton into colourfull new fabrics and bags

Calcutta collection

Design: Material: Size:

Vera Winthagen Recycled Cotton Sari 35 x 30-50 x 10 cm

Colour: Orange / Green Art.nr: KS003

Calcutta shoulderbags

Colour: Blue / Grey Art.nr: KS001

Colour: Red / Yellow / Blue Art.nr: KS002

Colour: Orange Art.nr: KM003

Colour: Pink Art.nr: KM002

Calcutta mobile bags

Colour: Red Art.nr: KM004

Colour: Green Art.nr: KM005

Colour: Grey Art.nr: KM006

Colour: Blue Art.nr: KM007

Colour: Black Art.nr: KM001

Colour: Red Art.nr: KM002

Colour: Green Art.nr: KM003

Tamil Nadu Our partner in Tamil Nadu (India) is Adithya Trade. They work with ragpickers, who collect the tea bigbags at the tea factories, restaurants and hotels. This strong and waterproof materials are washed, cut in patterns and sewn into new products. Every bag has its own unique print, depending on the tea factory or plantation where it comes from. The project is generating work and income for approximately 20 ragpickers and small fabricators in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu collection

Design: Material: Size:

Vera Winthagen Recycled Tea bags 35 x 30 x 8 cm

Colour: Every print is unique Art.nr: TN001

Colour: Every print is unique Art.nr: TN002

Tamil Nadu Tea bags

Colour: Every print is unique Art.nr: TN003

Large: 70 x 100 cm Colour: Rainbow Art.nr: DC003

Small: 35 x 50 cm Colour: Rainbow Art.nr: DC001

Tamil Nadu Cushions

Medium: 50 x 70 cm Colour: Rainbow Art.nr: DC002


Ragbag catalogue 2011