Recycled Tire and Inner Tube Messenger Bag - IndiaConserve
This innovative messenger bag is made from recycled car inner tubes and bicycle tires! The bag measures 14.5 inches long, by 10.5 inches tall, by 2.5 inches wide. It has an adjustable strap 22 to 46 inch strap, and features a cell phone pocket, pen holders, and a divider on the inside.Please note that customers who have purchased this bag have said it is not as big as the expected. The measurements are accurate , but the tire rubber is not as fexible as other materials so it may be a tighter fit than a fabric bag of the same size.
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.