Persons with disabilities recycle horse numbers to make the bags for sale

Bags that are produced from the recycled horse numbers.
(photograph: http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/shiga/20110608/CK2011060802000114.html)


June 8, 2011

The bags are made from the recycled horse numbers used at the Japan Horse Racing Association (JRA) training center for sale at the work place in facilities for persons with disabilities including the Deaf in Aichi Prefecture.

The workers are challenging to produce a new design such as rucksacks while receiving a technical support from the factory/store specializing in leather goods and the bag.

The horse numbers used for a year in training are donated from JRA, washed by the hand, cut out, and sewn.

The Aichi Prefecture Social Employment Development Project Center has worked for more employment opportunities of the persons with disabilities to increase their income since 2009, jointly with four other work places in the prefecture.

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