Sophie Koers

Fashionable bag from recycled plastic

July 2005 -

New-style development cooperation: a contest for enterprising developers, who have to combine earning a profit with improving the living standards in developing countries.
Rag-Bag produces trendy bags from recycled plastic carrier bags in India.


Dutch design in development

April 2005 -

Under the motto 'Trade, not aid', Dutch Design in Development (DDiD) was launched on 8 March 2005 in Amsterdam with a symposium. DDiD connects businesses in developing countries to designers in the Netherlands so that they can collectively arrive at a better product.

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