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Coffee Bean Sacks – Why We Luv Em!

on 16 September 2015

 

From Scepticism To Connoisseur  

 

When we first set up RECOVER I met with Kamil the professional upholsterer who provides us with tuition. When he first suggested using old coffee bean sacks to make cushions & bags from I was quietly sceptical – rough & itchy came to mind.

 

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Now 2 ½ years on and over 1000 products with coffee bean sack content sold, to both private customers & commercial projects myself & the Team are ‘coffee bean sack connoisseurs’!

 

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Along with the monetary benefits these products have had for RECOVER we also in a small way are able to generate more awareness regarding ‘The Rain Forest Alliance’ and some of the economic & social issues regarding one of the biggest products traded on the International commodities markets.

 

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Kamil demonstrated how by using a wool mix barrier cloth to back the sacks with we could make them conform to the strict UK fire rules & regulations. This also has the important benefit of making them soft and luxurious (not rough & itchy) & also durable and functional for domestic and contract uses.

 

To find out more:

 

Rain Forest Alliance – www.rainforest-alliance.org 

 

How RECOVER make Coffee Sack Cushions time lapse video –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRGUz0WTpzY

 

How RECOVER make Coffee Sack Messenger Bags time lapse video –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrN87taZmSw

 

RECOVER Limited Edition Coffee Sack Cushions – https://www.recoverteam.co.uk/shop/bags-cushions/16-coffee-bean-sack-vintage-retro-habitat-limited-edition-luxury-cushions/

 

RECOVER Limited Edition Coffee Sack Messenger Bags – https://www.recoverteam.co.uk/shop/bags-cushions/small-coffee-bean-sack-messenger-bag/

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