Reclaimed Coffee Sack Bags made by Prisoners!


Published June 18, 2022

one of my favourite stories yet! It’s amazing how across the world, in some many different lifestyles, everyone is pulling together to do there part to help save our planet and reduce our waste.

“ I would like to introduce Sackito. We are a social enterprise business designing sustainable bags along with training and education in HM Prison Pentonville. We are developing a new range of upcycled jute every day and shopping bags made from reclaimed coffee sacks. These durable and unique bags are handcrafted in HMP Pentonville, London. As well as recycling the coffee sacks, that otherwise will end up in landfills, this project gives the inmates the chance to earn a small wage, in line with the prison regulations and gain valuable work experience. Our mission is to improve the life and prospects of prisoners giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, stop reoffending and break the cycle. We are passionate about helping our community and our planet, reducing our carbon footprint using sustainable reclaimed materials. Our bags are a more environmentally friendly alternative.”

To find out more about this initiative please visit the website, where you can see photos of the bags and learn more about the project with HMP Pentonville.

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