Upcycled Multicolored Woven Tote Bag - Finalist at 2019 The Independent Handbag Designer Awards
Brighten up your wardrobe and make the word shine with the Lucia striped woven tote bag, by From Belo. This woven tote bag can be worn in three ways: shoulder bag, on the arm and as a crossbody. This woven tote bag gives a second life to the discarded fabric from the clothing industry. Colorful recycled fabrics that are handwoven into beautiful sustainable fashion bags. The tote bag consists of decommissioned seatbelt decorative strap and reclaimed wood handles, decorated with recycled thread. The bag is fitted with an inner pocket formed from recycled plastic bottle fabric. Finished with the embroidered From Belo mantra ‘Feed Goodness into The World’, because that’s exactly what they do.
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WHY WE LOVE IT
Who made this Bag? Wartley hand weaves the excess fabric from the fashion industry to create the main fabric of the bag. Nene (Aka Elaine) works alongside our team to decorate the handle and stitch the fabrics that make the bag and handle together. Name after the manager of our cooperative, Lucia. She is the glue that keeps the team together. Lucia started as an apprentice and worked her way up to being a manager. Lucia's family were supported by our partner charity Casa de Maria when she was younger. Since then she has become the main bread winner of the family and has given them so many opportunities, she is a true boss woman.
Every Lucia donates 4 meals to our partner charity Casa de Maria.
MATERIAL AND CARE
6.3 oz of fabric off-cuts; 3 plastic bottles; 10' of decommissioned seatbelts. Spot clean with a wet cloth and soap, if needed.
H: 17.5" x L: 16.5"
Hoop diameter: 5.2"
Detachable shoulder strap length: 21.5-40.5"