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Our Environmental Mission

From material and accessory procurement to the end of production line, we strive to be
the product of choice for reusable and sustainable bags made from a variety of environmentally friendly materials.
For our in house processes, you are welcome to explore with us by reading further!

The Materials

The Wonder Waste of the Automotive Industry.

Biji-biji sources seat belts from local seat belt manufacturers. Our procurement team purchases seat belts in bulk. Each bag comprise a mixture of seat belts that are:

- excessively produced
- factory off cuts
- safety reject
- color defect

Due to strict auditing policies, each bag is packed with various qualities and colors with no selection privileges. The bags are then brought back to our workshop where we will roll them up for storage. Our designer will work with the production team to carefully measure, cut and sew the seat belts side by side on lining before making them! We opt to work with seat belts because of its durability.

Also, we believe that it is one of the best materials out there to replace leather!

Where does your banner bag come from?

Transforming used banners into functional bags takes place in our workshop at Jalan Ipoh. Majority of the banners we have collected by the collaboration with advertising and event companies and other companies that are committed to reduce their banner wastes. Biji-biji have also signed a memorandum of understanding between companies like PICO to re-purpose their banners after an event is over.

Banners received are first roughly sorted and stacked according to sizes. Our production team will fashion each bag individually by tracing out their templates to cut out the coolest designs to date! Print placement is done with lots of love and thought, resulting in banner bags that are unique in its own way.

Just in case you're wondering, yes we do produce waste as well. To solve this, off cut banners are sewn into portable ashtray, pouches or the Mimosa.

Our main aim is to raise awareness about textile landfill and to showcase creative ways to reuse waste materials.

Where does our sustainable source of felt come from?

We reclaim felt material that is often used as carpets for indoor events. These fabrics are discarded overstocks that would have mounted a landfill. Some of them are only used temporarily for a mere 3 days! Hence, we've decided to adopt felt into our extended family to continue its precious lifespan. The material is sorted, cleaned and designed by our team before the full production.

Results? Check it out!

Our commitment:

  • All our products are made using at least 45% upcycled materials.
  • We prioritise sourcing our accessories (eg: zips, grommets, buckles etc) locally and domestically first before venturing out to overseas suppliers. Our cutting, sewing and product manufacturing is done locally in our workshop along Jalan Ipoh. This allows us to efficiently control the quality and quantity of our products.
  • But of course, we are not 100% sustainable just yet! If anybody wants to work with us to develop even more eco-friendly solutions for our accessories, let's chat!
  • We purchase 100% recycled paper locally to print our hang tags in house. 

Our Packaging

  •  We purchase 100% recycled paper locally to print our hang tags in house. 

How we approach packaging

One of our ultimate solutions to a plastic free packaging is to repurpose hotel bed sheet linens into our dust bags. 

We also make use of excess fabric rolls that are generously donated by close friends and families. All of our dust bags are sewn with care and attention, right here in our workshop. Be sure to watch out for these lovely bags whenever you place an order for our seat belt products!  

Waste Tracker

Measuring our efforts and impact is an integral part of challenging ourselves to do more. Call it a self-audit if you like, but the best way to assess your performance is by measuring and quantifying your efforts.

By measuring the amount of waste we reduce, we get to highlight the impact each of our product creates and raise awareness with members of the public to be more accountable for their consumption. Below is a measure of the main waste materials that we use in an info-graphical sense.

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