January 05, 2009

Dacca Boots

Nepalis love their trademark Dhaka Topis. After caps, Dhaka (formerly Dacca), the capital of Bangladesh finally gets a boot fetish named after it.
Chilean industrial design student Camila Labra’s collection of footwear are made from recycled plastic bags and are called Dacca Boots.

From Trashbag Athletics:
Chilean industrial design student Camila Labra is bound to make a change on the way we thing of “environmentally sound” footwear. Appropriately dubbed Dacca Boots, feature an extensive collection of ankle high boots - made mostly out of recycled plastic bags. The boots are built by fusing several layers of polyethylene plastic shopping bags together. Resulting in a resistant material, sturdy enough to mold - while the interior components are covered with quilted piqué cotton fabric, to ensure comfort - these boots are impermeable, non-toxic, lightweight & flexible. Named after Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka, best known for being one of the most polluted city’s riddled with plastic bags in the world - which plastic bags have been banned since 2002, Dacca Boots was born! Labra accepts special orders for her Dacca boots, and will run you around $45 each.

Interested? Visit Botas Dacca


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