Collecting leaves of 0 USD, making them into items, and selling them half a 25 USD/piece, office ladies love it

From the scrap that no one buys, Pham Thi Hong Nguyen (31 years old, in Ca Mau) has taken advantage and turned the leaves of the tub into a sophisticated fashion handbag, making money.

Bon Bon (Typha orientalis) is a specialty plant of the Cai Nuoc district, Ca Mau province. Usually, people use the young core of the tub to process into dishes or make pickles, while the old leaves and stems are discarded or at best used as fodder for livestock. 

Tubs are grown a lot in the Cai Nuoc district, Ca Mau. In the past, people only ate the young core, the length from the root to the stem was about 2 inches long, and the old stem and leaves were discarded (Photo: Bao Ky).

Taking advantage of the above waste, Ms. Pham Thi Hong Nguyen (31 years old, living in Thanh Phu commune, Cai Nuoc district, Ca Mau) turns the leaves of the tub into a beautiful, eco-friendly fashion handbag product. high value. 

Nguyen’s beautiful bathtub bags are made from discarded leaves and tub bodies (Photo: Bao Ky).
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Ca Mau village women turn “garbage” into beautiful handbags, office women love it (Clip: Bao Ky).

A bag made from a tub tree needs to go through many sophisticated stages from choosing materials, knitting and decorating.

According to Ms. Nguyen, the tubs chosen to sew bags are trees with a height of 1m, not too old or too young. The harvested tubs are brought to dry for about a week, so that the tub stems keep their light yellow color, shiny and tough. 

“The stage of knitting the bag in turn goes through steps such as creating a frame; knitting; coating with anti-mold and waterproof glue; sewing leather; attaching zippers and decorating motifs. On average, my facility produces from 50 bags per month. , the selling price ranges from 200,000 to nearly 500,000 VND / unit depending on the size,” added Ms. Nguyen. 

Harvested tubs must dry for about 7 days (Photo: Bao Ky).
Then create a frame and knit it into a bag (Photo: Bao Ky).
The next step is coating with anti-mold and waterproof glue; sewing leather, zipper… (Photo: Bao Ky).
Each bag is 100% handmade (Photo: Bao Ky).

It is known that Ms. Nguyen is working as a party furniture rental service. Making bags is a side job but helps young girls earn a decent income. Every month, this job helps her earn tens of millions of dong.

In addition, Ms. Nguyen also creates jobs for idle women in the locality, she delivers tubs to workers for rough knitting and collects products, the processing price is from 50,000 to 70,000 VND/piece. 

From the source of raw materials costing 0 VND, Ms. Nguyen “upgraded” the leaves of the tub into a handbag that costs from 200,000 to nearly 500,000 VND/piece (Photo: Bao Ky).

Thanks to making good use of local resources and knowing how to promote products, the 9X girl’s handbag from Ca Mau is well-known and loved by women in the office because it is both durable and practical. high use.