Highstreet Handbag Redwine - Conserve
At first glance, one would not believe the Highstreet Handbag was made from garbage. However the trash to treasure transformation complements the elegant beauty of this bag. It draws as many complements as double takes. The bag is lined with a cell phone pocket, and one inside zipper pocket. A sturdy leather flap closes the bag with a magnetic fastener. The handbag is approximately 14 inches wide 12 inches tall and 4 inches wide with two 20 inch handles.
Meet the Artisans
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.
After much experimentation, the Conserve team hit upon the idea of not recycling, but upcycling by washing, drying, and pressing the bags into sheets. Handmade Recycled Plastic (HRP) was born and designs for handbags, wallets, shoes and belts quickly came flooding in. The challenge was obvious: Use high fashion to support better lives for the poorest and a cleaner environment for all.
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Returns - The Village Country Store
Our policy lasts 14 days. Within 14 days of purchase you can return your goods, no questions asked. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.
Please contact us for a return authorization and shipping instructions. Please include the paperwork you received with your order or a print out of your email confirmation to enable us to process your return.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance.
Please notify us by email email@example.com - we will determine if we need the item returned. A replacement will be set.
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This looked like such a fun bag and I was not disappointed with the quality. It's extremely well made. I do wish I had gone with the larger version since I carry so much medical equipment with me these days, but this is still an upgrade on size from the fair trade bag I had been using and is adequate for my current needs.
Shipping was extremely fast and my bag arrived in excellent condition.