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, creating secure second storage. Dense cotton fabric strap adjusts to up to 55 inches long. The bag is 15 by 12 by 4 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.
Made from misprinted leather jeans labels collected in India, this bag in the popular Anarkali shape has a denim material lining with two pockets, one... View full product details
Rethinking one of their popular tire bags, Indian craftspeople used lots of misprinted leather jeans labels to create this functional bag with bicycle tire accent.... View full product details
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... View full product details
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... View full product details