Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Another Fun "Human Rightsy" Item for Sale at the Human Rights Mausoleum Gift Shop

This is way too funny!:

Messenger Classic – Grass GreenNew

Viva Zapata bags are hyper-urban, all terrain, forever, easy-going, chameleonic! Made of the same vinyl that covers the seats of the buses of Buenos Aires, the collectivos, the most popular and colourful form of public transportation in Argentina’s capital. The straps are remnants from those used in the heavy window shutters found throughout Argentina so you know they’re built to last. Each bag is hand-crafted by a small workshop located in Villa Dominico, Partido de Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, owned and operated by the Quiroga brothers, Dario & Jose. We love these colourful hand-made, vegan bags that provide an opportunity for marginalized producers to increase sustainability through access to other markets.
Thanks, but I prefer something non-vegan and non-chameleonic (is that even a word?) that's not made of Buenos Aires bus seat vinyl and indestructible (non-bio-degradable?) window shutters.

Update: The materials may come from Buenos Aires, but the chick who designs and "handcrafts" the bags is based in--wait for it--Brooklyn, N.Y.

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