Made from misprinted leather jeans labels collected in India, this bag in the popular Anarkali shape has a denim material lining with two pockets, one for a cell and one with a zipper closure. The bag has 22-inch long straps of imitation leather, a double zipper closure, and measures 14 inches wide by 7 inches tall with a 3.5-inch base.
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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.
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...
Handmade in Ghana from hand batiked fabric, this bag features a top zip, inside pocket and recycled flour sack lining. The handle drop is 22.5 inches and the bag measures 13 x 17.5 x 6.5 inches. Meet the Artisans Global Mamas creates hand-crafted accessories, apparel,...
Rethinking one of their popular tire bags, Indian craftspeople used lots of misprinted leather jeans labels to create this functional bag. The flap closure is secured by Velcro. Lined in black nylon fabric, the inside has a fabric pocket, cell phone pocket and a few...
Indian craftspeople used misprinted leather jeans labels in this small pouch. With a zipper closure and a leather loop on the side, this pouch has black nylon lining and measures 9.5 by 6.5 inches. Meet the Artisans Born of a desire to reduce India's mountain...