tyvek market bagsby Marian Schoettle $65.00 $39.95 - 49.95
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Brown Bag It
We've all been there: rushing to work or home with a shopping bag full of food, clothes, magazines or whatever, and the bag bottoms out spilling its contents everywhere. Those irksome days can soon be over with these brilliant bags created by Marian Schoettle that have the design and look of an ordinary shopping bag but are made of ultra-durable Tyvek, a synthetic material made of high-density polyethylene fiber. Tyvek can not be easily ripped and is waterproof (the Post Office uses envelopes made of it) so these bags have the lightness of a paper bag with the strength of steel.
Part of the fun of these bags is that they are so unexpected; They look like they can rip at any moment and it is always surprising that they don't. Since they pack flat and are so light, they are great for travel or for putting inside another bag. Their ability to hold so much weight makes them ideal for trips to the market, as carry-ons or everyday transportation of items. Plus, you can write or draw on them to personalize them. Available in large or medium in paper-bag brown or deep navy blue. Made in New York City. Sold individually.
These items have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Only medium blue is available at this time.
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- medium: 12" L x 6" W x 14" H
large: 14" L x 8" W x 16" H
- hand wash cold. line dry. 16" L handle.
- the maker
Marian Schoettle established her professional name "mau" in Philadelphia in 1978. As the designer and maker behind Conceptual Clothing, Schoettle brings limited edition art clothing and accessories to galleries, museums and boutiques. Schoettle uses modern and industrial materials like surplus hardware, surplus paint and Tyvek to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Mau's present work is known as post-industrial folk wear. She uses tyvek, which is a light, but very strong and durable, water and wind resistant material used in mailing envelopes, to create accessories for the society on the go. Inventive and raw, Schoettle's work continues to explore the next frontier in functional, wearable art.
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