Recycled Tire Tube Handbag - Afra
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Do your own small part to keep the world's landfills clear with a downright ingenious design in handbags! Introducing the "Afra" Recycled Tire Tube Handbag -- a sleek handbag made from the inner tubes of vehicle tires, and a truly singular, eco-friendly accessory -- in go-with-everything black rubber!
- Recycled tire tubes
- Custom-designed Greater Good embossed label
- Interior lined in lightweight cotton (fabric may vary)
- Interior open pocket for cell phone, key clip, and zippered pocket
- 15" L x 6.5" H x 5.5" D (38 x 16.5 x 14 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from El Salvador
Due to their recycled nature, no two bags are alike. Though general outline and measurements of bag are consistent, patterns on rubber will vary.
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November 2, 2014 - Great bag! Sturdy and attractive. Wish other styles were available as well. Great idea because a tire stands up to weather, spills etc. I recommend this bag!
March 15, 2014 - Easily the coolest eco friendly/vegan bag I have seen. Let it sit outside in the shade to "air" it out. Strap could be a little longer but other than that, really pleased.
March 4, 2013 - UPDATE: It's June 30, 2014(YEAR later). My bag clasps(hooks) just broke!!. This bag or at least the strap's lasted just over ONE YEAR!!!. I'm logged in to buy another one. Price is $20 higher than last year...hopefully they won't keep going up on price!. --------------------------------------------------------- MARCH 4, 2013 - This back is perfect for me. Bought the Sofi back also, but that was too small/narrow. This is very ROOMY and the strap is long enough that when on my shoulder, my elbow just touched the top zipper section of the purse. Has a slight 'curve/half-circle' contoure to it. BUT inside, is LOTS of room. TOO much for me to use. BUT the strength of the rubber around the side clasps should hold the purse to the straps very well. UNLIKE those KMart/Walmart purses that start splitting after 30 days use. The inside is lined and has the KEY CORD with clamp to hold keys. Its about 6-8inches long. I only put my mailbox/misc keys on that. Just drop my car keys inside the bag. Also has a zipped inner pocket for lipstick/eyeliners, etc....and a very small inner pocket, about the width of a creditcard/id. Good for small items..(NOT for change though, may tear with the weight). They could make a very small change purse that would compliment this very well. There's more then enough room for it. LOVE this much more than the Sofi one.
Artisan: Uca Ruffatti
With over twenty years of design experience, Uca Ruffatti in El Salvador combines high-quality chic with eco-friendliness. Uca Ruffatti uses new and recycled materials creatively to achieve original, functional and modern designs.
Owner Maria de los Angeles de Ruffatti explains, "We started small but with big dreams, now we have had so many buyers interested in our products that we plan to double production by year's end. This means more employees, more machines and also new materials, new markets, new possibilities. Our dreams have come through and have gone beyond our expectations. Not only are we working with Natural or Recycled materials but we also have the opportunity to help the artisans here in the town of Santa Ana. We are helping a couple of communities by working directly with them, training their young men and women with new skills. That way entire families become involved and work harder to achieve a greater future for all."
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