Foodbag Foundation

Over the last 4 years En Shalla have worked on a project embroidering recycled food bags in and outside Marrakech, Morocco. We work with recycled plastic bags that would have originally been used to carry industrial quantities of rice, couscous, flour and other commodity foods. The bags come in 3 sizes: a 10kg, 25kg and 50kg. We use these references as a small medium and large and any of the bag designs can be replicated throughout the 3 sizes. The bags are hand embroidered weaving different materials through the plastic grid like squares on the outside which enables us to reproduce different patterns in a pixel like format on the blank canvas. We tend to turn the bag inside out so the original design is still on the inside of the bag. This lets the client know what the bag’s originally used for and adds a sense of romance to the story.