Upcycled Checkered Seat Belt Handbag - The National Peace Corps Association

Upcycled Checkered Seat Belt Handbag

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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.

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. 

Conserve partner with Global Crafts, started 15 years ago by RPCV Renice Jones and her VSO husband, Kevin Ward, to promotes fair trade while working with artisan groups to help alleviate poverty through trade.  They have been working with Haitian artisans since 2007.