ZeeBAGS is a women empowerment program which aims to help women of mental disorder in Harare, Zimbabwe, to generate income by making handcraft produces out of recycled materials.


In this collaboration, I have produced a new possible design idea and an intruction booklet for the ZeeBAGS women. Using colourful recycled plastic bottles, the bag is seen as a mixture of different cultures: borrowing graphical patterns from Zimbabwe's divination tablets and laced up in the manner of traditional Japanese armory.



Plastic bottle, plastic bag | 2014


Photograph: Letizia Guarino, Kaori Oyama