Mixing two of Conserve's most popular media, the Breeda Wave bag is made from recycled tires. Topping it off are recycled plastic sheets that have the finish of leather, and form the flap of the bag. The asymmetrical flap on the bag has a hidden magnetic closure. The bag has an adjustable 50 inch suede strap, which is removable with silver metal thumb retractable hooks. The lining of the bag is recycled cotton, and also includes a zippered inner pocket. The Breeda Wave bag is approximately 10.75 inches by 11.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
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.
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...