The landfill’s loss is your trendy treasure. One remarkable Portuguese company is turning trash into fashion accessories. At Tela Bags, their mantra is “we turn waste into ideas.” And indeed, they do….popular, artistic, fashionable ones at that!

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Tela sources discarded PVC advertising banners from museums, theatres, trade fairs and event companies. Then, each bag is hand-cut and individually planned. Tela designers consider the shape, graphics and color of the material to determine the final product. This means every Tela Bag is original and unique.

But it’s not all about plastic banners. Some of the newest materials to be transformed into trendy fashion are kite surf sails, newspaper print, magazine covers and linoleum flooring.

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ID Line - Portfolio & Garrett Summer Models

ID is Tela’s signature line. Using useless old plastic advertising banners, each bag is carefully designed and cut using the best graphics and colors form the material. This means each bag in this higher-end collection is always original. In addition, each ID bag comes with its own identity card explaining the source of the banner from which it was cut, the model and displaying its unique limited edition number.

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X Line - Box L & Summer Exodus Models

The X Line is similar to the ID line, but created with lower cost in mind for a younger clientele. Eco-friendly PVC banners are used to create one-of-a-king items that are hip and distinctive. This line is intended to be more urban and practical, with unisex products ranging from notebooks and toilet bags, to totes and shoulder bags.

Tela Bags Press Line - recycled newsprint

Press Line - Shopping Line Edit & News Line Font 22 Models

The PRESS LINE comprises of two sub-lines: News, made from newspaper; and Shopping, utilizing fashion magazine pages. Each bag is lined with discarded advertising banners. The paper is carefully selected and cut to create a unique collage effect. A waterproof recyclable plastic finishes the bag. Themes that range from travelling to fashion

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New 7 Line - Petra & Machu Pichu Models

NEW 7 Line is the most recent line from Tela. These bags are made from linoleum flooring! These materials are, of course, durable, non-allergenic and water resistant. And, fashionable! Currently, the new 7 line comes in red, white and black.

Tela Bags come in a wide range of styles and prices (€20-€80). For more information, visit the Tela Bags website, or use the contact information below:

Tela Bags
Email: info@telabags.net
Phone: +351 213 432 040

List of Stores Selling Tela Bag sin Portugal
Albergaria-a-Velha – Dress Me: Rua 1º de Maio r/c dtº A/F, +351 936 317 132
Albufeira – Mar Salgado: Rua da Igreja Nova, 13-A loja, 8200
Albufeira – Papelaria Inédita: Travessa dos Telheiros, 2B, 8200-212
Almada – Two Tone Store: Rua Candido dos Reis, 14, 2800-269
Beja – Gramaria Decor: Rua da Branca, 26, 7800, +351 284 322 142
Braga – Tons de Verde: Avenida Central, 147, 4710-228
Bragança – Atelier Mesquita: Av Sá Carneiro, Edifício Parque, Loja 103, 5300-252, +351 966 481 400
Coimbra – Espaço Anthrop: R. Alegria, 95-97, +351 239 829 782
Costa da Caparica – Sour Play: Av. General Humberto Delgado, 47, Fração J, Loja 1, +351 213 421 585
Elvas – Vírgula: Av. Garcia da Orta, 2 B 7350-048, +351 268 628 322
Esposende – Bem a Propósito: Largo Cmt. Carlos Oliveira Martins, 14, 4740-211, +351 933 523 207
Faro – Colar de Contas: R. Dr. Justino Umano Loja 34 – A 8000-333, +351 965 842 020
Faro – Líbido: Rua Conselheiro Bivar, 81/83 8000-255, +351 289 829 063
Funchal – The Best Sports: Rua 5 de Outubro, 16/18 9000-072
Funchal – The Best Sports: Rua Vale da Ajuda, 112 G 9000-072
Guarda – Due Baci: Rua Cmt Salvador do Nascimento, loja E, +351 963 663 300
Guimarães – Hand: Largo João Franco, 21, Oliveira do Castelo 4800-413, +351 911 715 146
Lagos – Portugal Best of: Rua Cândido dos Reis, 47 8600-681, +351 282 181 501
Leiria – Loja Cenas: C. Comercial Maringá, lote 117 2400-118
Linda-a-Velha – Mui Verónica: Rua Francisco Jose Vitorino, 8 A, 2795-034, +351 910 469 235
Lisboa – 9b Bags & Things: Travessa Henrique Cardoso, 9b 1700-227, +351 210 966 777
Lisboa – Alma Lusa: R. de São Bento, 363, +351 213 884 094
Lisboa – Ama Tudo: Rua da Madalena, 76/78, 1150-321, +351 218 862 631
Lisboa – Centro Cultural de Belém: Praça do Império 1449-033, +351 213 612 410
Lisboa – Etxart & Panno: CC Acqua Roma, loja 1.19, +351 217 959 952
Lisboa – Etxart & Panno: CC Colombo, loja 1087, +351 217 165 074
Lisboa – Etxart & Panno: Galerias Twin Towers, loja 1.39, +351 217 279 051
Lisboa – Fabrica Features Lisboa: Benetton, 1200-203, +351 213 256 765
Lisboa – Goods of Desire: Av. Miguel Bombarda, 102 1050-167, +351 217 971 290
Lisboa – Hold Me: Rua do Norte, 33 1200-286, +351 213 467 018
Lisboa – Maria Cereja: Rua da Madalena, 182B 1100-324
Lisboa – Meio da Praça: Rua da Prata, 78 1100-420
Lisboa – Rosa 78: Rua da Rosa, 78 1200-388
Lisboa – Stampen: CC AcquaRoma, loja 1.18, +351 217 959 954
Lisboa – TEIA: Rua Borges Carneiro, 13, 1200
Lisboa – Temporary Store Loja das Meias: Lg. São Julião, 16 (Praça do Município),
+351 21 3427253
Lisboa – Tom Tom Shop: Rua do Século, 4 A/E 1200-435, +351 213 479 733
Lisboa – Turismo de Lisboa: Rua do Arsenal, 25 1100-038
Lisboa – Turismo de Lisboa – Artesanato do Tejo, Rua do Arsenal, 25, +351 210 312 820
Lisboa – Turismo de Lisboa – Palácio da Foz, Praça dos Restauradores, +351 213 463 314
Lisboa – Vaipe: Largo Raphael Bordalo Pinheiro, 2 , +351 213 469 155
Lisboa – Zen: Av. Miguel Bombarda, 102 1050-167, +351 217 971 401
Oeiras – Art & Chic: Av das Descobertas Galerias, Alto da Barra, Loja 274, 2780-053, +351 965 654 337
Ponta Delgada – Easy Pharma: Solmar, Avenida Center, Av Infante D. Henrique, 71, 9500, +351 938 741 400
Porto – Muuda: Rua do Rosário, 294, 4050-522, +351 222 011 833
Porto – Tu Tu Seven: Av. do Brasil, 227, 4150-152, +351 226 161 164
Sintra – Pó de Arroz: Rua Dr. Alfredo da Costa, 14, 2710-523, +351 961 661 177
Sta Iria da Azóia – My Place: Avª João de Freitas Branco, nº 26 B, 2690-504, +351 913 814 046
Torres Vedras – Pegada Verde: Rua 1o de Dezembro, N4, Lj12, 2560-300, +351 261 40 10 26

Tela Bags are also found at retail outlets in: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

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