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Sleeping Bags
November 16, 2010, 4:07 pm
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If you’re looking for a stylish carrier for your ethical shopping, look no further than “Sleeping Bags” latest collection…

This autumn sees the launch of Sleeping Bags, a breakthrough social enterprise that produces beautiful and ecologically sound bags made from recycled luxury hotel bed linen. Inspired by the product they are intended to replace: plastic bags, the product concept was developed by a collective of London’s leading designers, including Tom Dixon and Oonagh O’Hagan.

“Twice a year Sleeping Bags collaborates with established and emerging artists and designers, commissioning original artworks on a theme rooted in the brand concept, ‘The Secret World of Beds’. The work is then showcased on the bags, making up each season’s collection, whilst at the same time creating limited edition pieces of art. Sleeping Bags’ launch theme is ‘In My Dreams’ and contributions come from Jason Bruges, Vicki Murdoch, Avsh Alom Gur, Sir John Hegarty, David McCandless, Vicki Murdoch and Oonagh O’Hagan. Previewing from November with Vicki Murdoch’s design in four colour-ways, additional ‘In My Dreams’ artworks will be released on bags over the coming months.

Made in London from retired bed linen sourced form the capital’s luxury hotels, Sleeping Bags provides an environmentally friendly choice for the style conscious and aesthetically minded.

Check out the details here!

   Vicki Murdoch - In My Dreams for Sleeping BagsWhat excites or delights you about the Sleeping Bags concept?
“The concept for these bags is both beautiful and positive, anything that helps save waste and cut down on the production and use of plastic bags should be supported and encouraged. I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Tell us about your In My Dreams design – the story and inspiration?
“My design for ‘In your dreams’ comes from just that, my dreams, Sometimes when I’ve had an exceptionally strange one, I like to jot it down in a small book I keep by my bed. This particular dream that I based my design on was about a couple of cross dressing pigeons that I happened to hang out with one evening, nothing much happened but we got on really well.”
Tell us one of your bedtime secrets or about a favourite dream “It wouldn’t be a secret if I told you.”Vicki is an illustrator and founder of Silken Favours, bespoke printed silk scarves of exceptional quality, hand drawn and finished in London.              

Where to buyOur range is available to buy now online from Lost Values. Selected designs will be available to buy from leading hotels including The Zetter (from November 10) and St Martins Lane (from January 10).