May 8, 2009


Oooh these vintage thrifted purses are given a well deserved facelift with original printed and hand painted designs by Vivien Cheng! They're totally eco-friendly and one of a all things should be, I'll say.

See more of her designs here.

pssssssssst the Eco word of the day is: Upcycle

Upcycling is a component of sustainability in which waste materials are used to provide new products. It is generally a reinvestment in the environment. "Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value." This process allows for the reduction of waste and virgin material use.


  1. hehe. can't say ima fan of purses...
    but i do like the term
    thanks for sharing :)

  2. These are amazing!!! Really inspiring. I just came across your blog; thanks for posting so many awesome tutorials!

  3. oh i have come across these before, i still think they are beautiful and a really lovely way to upcycle!

    your blog is super too by the way, I have been having a look through, cute and great tutorials.

    thanks for sharing.