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2019 / Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Urban Sustainable Design / Professional


  • Prizes
    Silver in Design for Society/Design for Society, Bronze in Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation/Urban Sustainable Design
  • Company
    WeavingVilla, United States
  • Lead Designer
    Hammad Abid
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photo By Mukesh Kapur
  • University

Wristletote is a fashionable tote bag that folds up and becomes a wristlet. It is first of its kind alternative to plastic bags. Designed for the commuter lifestyle it is conveniently within the arms reach for all types of errand. Made from recycled polyester fabric it is durable enough to carry 40 kg load. Its permanent pleated design provides expandable volume and thus is both functional and aesthetic. Its contemporary design, bright colors & compactness make it unique and fashionable.

From a lineage of Indian weavers steeped in textile traditions, Hammad Abid is a textile designer with extensive experience working and designing in the textile industry. Abid developed knowledge and skills which inform his dedication to combining traditional Indian technologies with the world of contemporary textiles. His MFA in Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design is augmented by a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and Finance, which has influenced his perspective on sustainable design and approach to independent craft economies.

Other prizes
European Product Design Award 2019: Silver Prize in Design For Society, Bronze Prize in Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation, Bronze Prize in Urban sustainable Design. A’ Design award 2019:Runner Up in Fashion & Travel Accessories Design.

Photo Credit: Weavingvilla
Credits: Photo by Mukesh Kapur