The great linguist of our times, Google Translate, tells us that fracta means “carry” … and if there is one thing that IKEA’s iconic blue FRAKTA bag is good for, it’s carrying things. Debuting in 1996, the polypropylene jack of all trades has a 19-gallon capacity and can carry up to 55 pounds with ripping. It is rated
for 1000 trips; meaning that if you use it once a week for your groceries (use #4), it would last nearly 20 years! But beyond carrying things, there are oh so many other ways to put the versatile blue bag to work.
The recent news of luxury fashion house bag (with a price tag of $2145) seems to have sent cheeky fashionistas and IKEA fans into a DIY frenzy, as evidenced by the explosion of FRAKTA hacks
flooding social media. Since DIY and upcycling and hacks in general are all part of the TreeHugger standard operating procedure, we’ve gathered a selection of them here for a bit of inspiration.