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.
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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.
This coin purse is made with 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes. The hand felting and applique details on this 5 inch by 3.5 inch purse are done by a womens felting business in Kathmandu. Meet the Artisans Walking into the Kathmandu production center’s...
The attractive gift box is made with sustainably harvested Himalayan lokta paper on top of a recycled paper board. Inside the 3.5 inch square box you''ll find a cushion, striker and 3 inch diameter. bowl along with instruction for care and how to use the...
This toiletry bag is made from traditional Thai fabric and lined with white plastic with internal pockets. Measures 10 inches by 7 inches. Meet the Artisans Global Groove is a fair trade organization working with women by supporting and developing artisan co-ops in Thailand and...