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.
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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,...
At first glance, one would not believe the Highstreet Handbag was made from garbage. However the trash to treasure transformation complements the elegant beauty of this bag. It draws as many complements as double takes. The bag is lined with a cell phone pocket, and...
Indian craftspeople used lots of misprinted leather jeans labels in this large messenger bag. A small security flap hides a zipper pocket on the large flap closure secured by Velcro. Lined in denim fabric, the inside has zipper that runs the length of the bag,...