2010 FINALIST

Magdalena Holler - Trashdesign

Finalist of the The Patron Spirits Most Socially Responsible Handbag



Austria



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2010 Finalist Magdalena Holler Trashdesign

Magdalena Holler FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?
Austria

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
They are produced in a social project by long-term unemployed and handicapped people. Each sale contributes to the project and aims to reintegrate people back to work.

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?
I noticed that there is so many disadvantaged people in my own country that I didn't have to go any further.

How have your bags impacted this community?
They create all short term jobs which contribute to enhance people skills and self-esteem. This will help them find a proper and stable job.

What is your design philosophy?
Combine ecological and social responsibility.

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