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Upcycled Mini Wallet Pouch


Handmade in a limited series, our smaller, slimmer mini wallet pouch is handy for stashing items like folded currency, receipts, tissues, note/flash cards or other items, and is slightly shorter than our original Upcycled Wallet Pouch. Like our larger version, our mini wallet pouch is also crafted to be creative and eco-friendly, giving a second life to cleaned food packaging, and other materials, including an umbrella! To create our Upcycled Mini Wallet Pouch, the food packaging is first strengthened by heat fusing and top-stitching it between two layers of additional rescued plastic. Next, the lining is created from a reclaimed umbrella, so the inside is smooth and water resistant. Finally, the wallet pouch is finished with a self-fastening tab closure. A fun item for personal use, and makes an ideal sustainable, eco-conscious gift, too.

Please note: Because each Upcycled Mini Wallet Pouch is handmade, the item you receive may be slightly different than what’s pictured.

TURNING GARBAGE INTO GORGEOUS

Amma’s vision of turning “Waste into Wealth” is blossoming all around the world. Amrita Upcycle, a GreenFriends project, was created by Amma to address the global problem of plastic waste. Founded in 2001, GreenFriends seeks to inspire people to serve and protect nature, so that all life-forms may live in harmony upon the Earth.

Is it possible for a thrown-away plastic bag to become a useful, durable and beautiful object that people will be eager to purchase? The answer is a clear and resounding, “Yes!” Using simple tools and a basic sewing machine, Amrita Plastic Project's global team transforms discarded food packaging, used shopping bags, tossed Tetra Pak® juice boxes and much more into beautiful, useful, long-lasting products. In the process, the waste material not only gets recycled, its value goes up as well—thus the term "upcycled”. After sorting the waste plastics from rubbish bins, then hand washing, sterilizing and drying, a wide range of unique plastic materials are conscientiously handcrafted into purses, wallets, jewelry, household items, and a variety of other accessories and items.

SIZE: 5½" W x 3½" H x ¼" D

MATERIAL: 100% plastic exterior, 100% nylon interior

ORIGIN: Handcrafted in India

CARE: Wipe with a damp cloth. Do not place near direct flames.


Collections: All, Upcycled