Handmade shoulder bag irom reclaimed soda pop tops by Mexican artisans. The purse is approximately 10 inches square and has a 46 inch strap. The bag has a zipper closure and black lining with an inside zipper pocket. ...more
This innovative shoulder bag is handmade from reclaimed soda pop tops by an artisan group in Mexico. Reduce Reuse and Recycle is a phrase they take to heart in making this flashy stylish and intriguing bag. The purse is approximately 10 inches by 11 inches and has a 46 inch strap. The bag has a zipper closure and black lining with an inside zipper pocket.
Style: Shoulder bag
Materials: Recycled soda ring pulls
Strap length: 46 inches
Dimensions: 10 inches wide x 10 inches long x 2.5 inches deep
Story Behind the Art: 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.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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I absolutely love this purse. I have seen them in museum shops for twice this amount. I am sorry though that the zipper is broken. Because this was the last one they had, I did not report it. Instead I sewed on a button clasp that works fine. The zipper is hidden so does not show that it is broken.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good but broken zipper
Fun purse. Sure to get comments when I finally get around to using it. I seem to be developing a purse collection and they haven't all gotten the nod to come out of the closet yet. I'd seen these in stores for a much higher price, so was glad to see it on Overstock.com.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes, it looks just as pictured
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems to be of good quality. I haven't used it yet.
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