Colorful Recycled Poptop Handbag with Metal Handles - ImagineArte
This innovative bag is made from reclaimed soda pop tops collected from schools. This style of handbag requires 526 poptops, cotton/rayon shiny cord connects the pop tops vertically. lined with inside zipper pocket, the zipper closure with recycled rubber zipper pull.Dimensions: 9 inches long 5 inches tall 2 inches wide and hangs 4 inches from metal handles.
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.