The fusion of recycled material and high fashion never looked so good. The woven seat belts provide an engaging design and set this handbag apart as the perfect green fashion statement. This upcycled seat belt bag is 14 inches long 10 inches high and 4 inches wide with 27 inch seat belt shoulder straps. It is lined with reclaimed denim and has three pockets on the inside, one of which has a zipper.
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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...
Made from car seat belts, this surprisingly elegant bag is 16 inches wide by 9 inches tall with a magnetic snap closure. Lined, the bag has an inside zip pocket and two 25-inch long rolled seat belt straps. Meet the Artisans Born of a desire...
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...
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