This stylish 11 by 8 inch bag made of strips of soda pull tabs and tire inner tube has two solid metal handles and a zipper closure. The black cotton lining has an internal zip pocket.
Meet the Artisans
The founders of BIO Imaginarte take the mantra "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle" to heart. The focus of BIO when it began in 1992 was educating Mexico in the need to protect and restore the environment. Working with women who live in several villages as an aspect of its education efforts, BIO helped designed bags and other functional products that are made from manufactured materials, reusing aluminum pop tops, rubber from tires and plastic billboards, as well as recycling paper and candy wrappers. The women are paid a fair price for each piece that they make, which promotes the beauty of handmade products while addressing one of the main causes of environmental deterioration in Mexico - poverty.
This decorative vase from Nicaragua is 5 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter, featuring a butterfly design. This is low fired and not designed to hold water. Meet the Artisans Working with the fair trade organization Esperanza en Accion, men and women artisans in...