About Us

First World Trash is not just a company, it's a lifestyle.  At FWT we don't believe in trash; we believe in opportunity.

All FWT bags and accessories are individually handmade almost entirely from repurposed materials. Our bags are created from used seatbelts, billboards, tents, and bicycle inner tubes and are designed for durability and individuality in an urban environment.

reMade in America
Our bags are born in the junkyards of America, where we salvage seatbelts from old cars and rescue billboards before they're thrown into landfills. All materials are deep cleaned, cut and polished in preparation for stitching. Each bag is individually designed and crafted by first world trash owner and designer, Jenelle Malbrough, in her Queens, NYC studio. All bags are tear proof, water resistant and built to last. Living local is hugely important to first world trash, naturally we manufacture our products in NY, USA.

Goodwill Industries

First World Trash and Goodwill Industries have teamed up!  ALL First World Trash totes are currently stitched and completed by Goodwill Industries Industrial Division.  We are super excited to team up with Goodwill, and fufill a long awaited and desired social mission to our environmental misssion.  We hope to expand our range of products sewn at Goodwill as we get better aquainted.