Upcycled Helena Hobo Bag Black Multicolored Handle - Nominated Most Conscious Bag of 2020 by the Independent Handbag Designers
Helena Hobo is the ultimate statement bag; built for the every day, for weekend getaways and beach days. The radiant rainbow handle of the Helena Hobo bag is beautifully weaved by our artisan Helena, with fabric offcuts of the fashion industry's cutting rooms. The handle is inspired by the traditional carnival dance, Frevo. The radiant handle embraces the idea of passing on positivity from every person who makes them to the ones who wear or even see our bag, just like how the Frevo dance showers positivity on the streets of Brazil during carnival. The main body is made with decommissioned seatbelts, giving strength, sturdiness and water-resistance that can carry the weight of the world on your shoulder like it’s nothing. It comes with its own interior zipped pouch embroidered with our ethos “Feed Goodness into the world”, which is exactly what we do. With Helena Hobo bag, you can carry more than just your belongings, you can carry kindness.
WHY WE LOVE IT
Handles are handmade with love by two incredible women - Ligia and her sister Helena. Ligia is responsible for assembling and sewing the Ligia pouch together. Her sister Helena ( we named to bag after her) is responsible for handcrafting our handle, inspired by the colors of the Frevo umbrella. On her retirement as a retired public servant, Ligia turned to sewing as a way to support her sister Helena who has learning difficulties. She wanted to ensure that Helena had the opportunity to earn her own wage and to be independent. Ligia joined forces with Helena to start a small co-operative where they sew for local craft fairs and church groups. When we met them and saw their incredible work and heard their heart-warming story, we instantly fell in love with them! Incredible people with inspiring stories is what makes our From Belo team so unique! Nominated most conscious bag of 2020 by the Independent Handbag Designers. 8 meals donated to casa de Maria for every Helena hobo sold.
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COMPOSITION AND CARE
40' of decommissioned seatbelt, 7 oz of fabric off-cuts. Wet cloth and soap to spot clean, if needed.
L: 13" x H: 18" x W: 5.2"