Retracing the coffee bag is a research design group that explores the possibilities of reusing the natural fibres fique & jute after the coffee bag has become “waste”.

Millions of coffee bags arrive in Europe every year. Those with coffee from America are made of fique, an agave plant from the Andes. Those with coffee from Asia or Africa are made of jute, mainly from India and Bangladesh. At the end of their unique function, these bags/fibres meet in Europe and become a “waste stream” of high quality natural material, most notably in cities.

an initiative by Rosana Escobar & Alexander Marinus &  Sanne Muiser