Handmade from reclaimed car seat belts, this elegant bag is 12 inches wide by 6 inches tall. Lined in reclaimed denim fabric, the bag has an interior zip pocket, a zipper closure, and a single braided seat belt strap.
Meet the Artisans
Born of a desire to reduce India's mountain of waste, improve energy efficiency, and help some of Delhi's poorest out of the city's slums, Conserve India achieves all this by turning plastic bags into high fashion handbags.
Conserve started as a fledgling recycling project but quickly adapted to confront the biggest challenge it was facing, what to do with the thousands of plastic bags that could not be composted or recycled locally.
After much experimentation, the Conserve team hit upon the idea of not recycling, but upcycling by washing, drying, and pressing the bags into sheets. Handmade Recycled Plastic (HRP) was born and designs for handbags, wallets, shoes and belts quickly came flooding in. The challenge was obvious: Use high fashion to support better lives for the poorest and a cleaner environment for all.
This 24-inch round Haitian metal wall art features a mermaid playing an instrument surrounded by fish. The piece is cut and embossed by hand, and is suitable for hanging indoors or outdoors. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town...
This decorative vase from Nicaragua is 9 inches tall and 5.5 inches in diameter, featuring a red and green turtle design on a sea green background. This is low fired and not designed to hold water. Meet the Artisans Working with the fair trade organization...
Add an elegant touch to your wardrobe with handmade jewelry from Chile. These sparkling earrings feature rectangles of shimmering hues of blue bubble and opaque fused glass dangling from surgical steel hooks. The glass pieces are 1 1/4 inch long. Meet the Artisans Calypso Chile...
Handcrafted by South African artisans, these earrings are slices of brass with a red copper center. The coloration of the 1.6-inch long earrings which hang from brass hooks, is achieved by applying high heat rather than paints or dyes. Meet the Artisans Brass Images was...