For a while I am now recycling dead umbrellas I find in the street to shopping totes and backpacks. Now I have invented a new design: the "Return bag". You can pack it up small and take it on a trip and on the return voyage when you don't know where to put all your new goodies, use the return bag :) Umbrella cloth is light but very durable and, of course waterproof. No reason this should go to waste! And to prove the origin of the cloth, each bags gets a label with photos and dates of the found umbrellas. More on my blog and in the shop.