These funky, upcycled shoulder bags are handmade from a unique material and are the height of cool, urban style.
This handy, unisex bag is big enough to store all your important daily stuff: from your mobile phone and wallet to a must-read novel and a water bottle. The unique nature of the recycled fire hose fabric makes this super stylish shoulder bag tough, weatherproof, and extremely versatile.
The classic messenger bag design really pops with the striking red & white colour combination and black edging. A sturdy shoulder strap and top handle mean you’ll always be able to hang on to your bag even on a crowded train. The care and attention to detail continues inside with a handstitched lining made from a gorgeous soft dark fabric that complements the striking exterior and there’s also an internal zipped pocket for your valuables. The top flap of the bag is secured with two magnetic popper fastenings.
Due to the nature of the function they perform, fire hoses have a limited working lifespan. They are eventually ‘retired’ from the field and would usually end up as landfill waste. This is where Conserve India saw an opportunity to step in and make a difference by turning a waste product in to a sophisticated and desirable item.
Approximate size: 30 x 36 x 10cm (11 x 13 x 4 in)
We are delighted to be working with a new Fair Trade partner, Conserve India, who are the producers of our new range of canvas bags.
Conserve India was born out of a desire to reduce India’s mountain of waste and there is a strong emphasis on recycling and repurposing of materials all while improving the lives of some of the poorest people in India. It employs and trains hundreds of people from Delhi’s most disadvantaged communities to create beautiful products from the waste and the profits are put back into the same communities to improve education and welfare.