When the jeans become old or some of its parts are cut off due to excessive wearing, or excessive washing, some women tend to throw them in the garbage or use them to carry hot pots or clean the dust, but “Samar Mazyad” preferred to use old jeans for useful things and designed from it. School and women’s bags.
Designed by Samar Mazeed
Samar Mazyad from Sohag Governorate, a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts and lives in Alexandria, spoke about her tendency to use old jeans in designing bags. During her talk to “The Seventh Day,” she said, “The beginning was my passion for the art of vitamins, and what I learned from my mother-in-law, may God have mercy on her, I wanted to employ him.” But not in the usual form through mattresses and tables, and I learned to sew and bought a machine after that and learned to work on it through YouTube videos, and I started making bags for Leah in the Bedouin and Palestinian style, and after that I started working to build nursery bags and that was the beginning and developed my job after that and I stayed I draw children’s drawings and make different designs on the bags, and each child according to what he loves from the cartoon characters, and write the child’s name on the bag.”
She continued, “I thought about recycling jeans in particular and making school bags from them, because every time I bought a bag for my son, it broke apart, so I thought how to make a sturdy bag for my son. The solution was the jeans fabric, which is basically in quantities in almost every home like old pants.”
Samar Mazyad design bag
Samar’s bags were admired by many around her, so that they started asking her to design bags for them, as she said: “Many people were encouraged and kept getting their old jeans and making them bags, according to the shape that a child would want, and at the same time they got rid of the old jeans and kept a bag with them. Handmade is solid.
Samar designs many types of bags, which she talked about, saying: “I make different types of handbags for women, schools and men, too. I developed the art of embroidery with vitamin and combined it with the art of patchwork, which is very close to the art of tents in Egypt.”
summer design bag
Samar believes that recycling old jeans contributes to preserving the environment from pollution, and on the other hand, it encourages the local industry instead of parents going to buy Chinese bags. Is that each piece takes a lot of time and effort, but my husband and my family always encourage and support me.”
Samar ended her speech, expressing her wish that she wants to achieve in the future, where she said: “Myself, Egypt encourages local producers and local artists, and makes them work as a market, a union, and factories, because we don’t import from China or anywhere.”