Back in Seattle in 1994 or thereabouts I embarked on a business venture that failed miserably but I had some fun in the meantime. I made coffee bags from coffee bean sacks. I also made dog beds, which I filled with cedar chips. And I made placemats, like to put your plates and cutlery on. The name of my company, for posterity’s sake, was Ring of Fire Trading Company.
Well, imagine my surprise to find this woman selling bags (and other products as well) manufactured from coffee bags at a farmer’s market in downtown Seoul, South Korea. Her name is May, or Kim Kyung min (김경민) in Korean.
The name of her company is Hicycle. Here are some pics to better illustrate what I am talking about.
The Seoul Farmers Market where I met May. The bags to the right are from coffee grown in Brazil.