Tega Akinola and APOC Store have released a series of entirely recycled Nike and The North Face bags.
Made from recycled Nike and The North Face garments, the young designer’s sustainable bags are made in a soft, plush weave and are offered in a variety of vibrant and bold shades ranging from red to pink, orange, green, blue, purple, and red. Each piece has a different silhouette, with the Nike or The North Face brand present in front.
Tega Akinola is a real star of upcycling despite its history being so recent.
Forced by the lockdown to stay at home and pause commitments and social life, Tega found a bag full of unusable ethernet cables in her old room. She needed to vent to creativity and develop a decidedly unusual idea. “Just before throwing them away, I got the lighting,” the 22-year-old said in an interview with Vogue America. “I thought I could use them to create a particular shoe. And so, I rushed to buy a heel, glued the pieces of cable, and continued the work, building the rest of the structure, until I got a shoe made and finished».
The USB shoes, which have been very successful among the followers of her Instagram profile, were the third upcycling project to which she dedicated, transforming waste materials into brand new clothes and accessories. And today, a new collaboration with Nike and The Nort Face.
The bags will be available on APOC STORE for $ 540