2007 Finalist Projects

HIGH SWEET FASHION

Mitz - MEXICO

The brainchild of Montessori schoolteacher Judith Achar, Mitz Bags began in 2003 when a countrywide economic crisis plunged many of her pupils' parents into poverty. Judith came up with several income-generating schemes, and eventually hit upon the idea of weaving trendy bags and accessories from recycled sweet wrappers. The bags-hand-woven using ancient Nahua Indian techniques have scored a hit in Mexican, US and European markets. Around 2000 products are sold under the 'Mitz' name translation: "for you" every month.

For further information click here: http://www.mitzbag.com/

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