O2 integrates obsolete mobile phones with McQueen and Chloe’s haute handbags


If you thought O2’s Walkie Talkies were the end of recycled luxury, you were wrong. This time, the phone company claims to save your time by releasing recycled phones set in designer handbags so you have to rummage your bag no more, you can literally talk in to your bag-phone. Aptly christened ‘Bags That Talk’, these creations highlight the possibilities of gadget recycling, and converting waste materials into desirable items.

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“While these fun innovations may not be to everyone’s tastes it shows what you can do with recycling mobiles; there are hundreds of other uses that old phones can be put to, from being reconditioned and used again to being mined for their components,” Sean Miles said in a statement. As part of his final installment for O2’s ‘Recycle’ collection, the UK designer created the handbags that saved old handsets, which would’ve headed for landfills.

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A vintage Celine small box handbag, Chloe ‘Marcie’ mini leather shoulder bag, Alexander McQueen ‘De Manta’ animal print clutch bag got ‘upcycled’ and installed with old Nokia and LG handsets. For environment-favoring gentlemen a fashionable Mulberry men’s slim messenger bag was also turned into a retro ghetto blaster-cum-mobile phone, ready to play music at the touch of a button, with plug-ins for earphones for the freedom to talk or groove on the move.

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Bill Eyres of O2 added, “you may not end up with a Bag That Talks of your own, but at the very least people like us at O2 Recycle will pay cash to those who do the green thing and recycle.” Not to mention, bagging one of their “talking” creations will be bizarre but green thing as well.

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[Via – O2]