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 pen pockets. Dense cotton fabric strap adjusts to up to 50 inches long. The bag is 13 by 12 inches with a 4-inch side gusset.
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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...
What a message! Bright and cheerful red cut out floral designs in recycled tires speaks loudly for the environment. The bag has black stitching, two 25 inch rubber straps, and zipper closures. Measures 14 inches by 7 inches by 3.5 inches. Inside is lined in...
This adorable backpack features a large zippered opening, padded lining, and adjustable shoulder straps. Measures 10 inches wide by 12 inches high by 4 inches deep. Straps are adjustable from 16 inches to 28 inches. Meet the Artisans Imani Workshop Based in Eldoret, Kenya, Imani...