BanguraBird staff picks:
A TAILOR SHOP IN THE JUNGLE...
We give used bike tubes new life as unique bags made at our pedal powered tailor shop in the jungle of Sierra Leone. In conditions where many live in huts, recycling is not the highest priority. Garbage is often thrown on the ground or burned right away, as there is no recycling system. Bangura collaborate with bike mechanics in the nearby towns to give the used bicycle tubes a second life in our collection of sleeves and bags.
The Bangura tailor shop is located in the middle of the jungle facing the extreme weather conditions of Sierra Leone, with heavy rain in the rain season and lots of dust in the dry season. Perfect conditions to make and test doable products.