Clutch Bag made from Soda Pop Tops
This innovative clutch bag is made from reclaimed aluminum soda pop tops by an artisan group in Mexico. The pop tops are woven together with strong black cotton cord, creating at sturdy yet stunning bag.
- Made from 316 pop tops, the purse is approximately 9 inches long 3 inches tall 2 inches wide.
- Zipper closure with fringed cord pull
- Lined with black fabric
- Permanently attached recycled rubber wrist strap
- This is a fair trade product where all persons involved in creating it are paid a fair wage for their work.
About the Artisan
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.