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Made in a limited series, this creative, eco-friendly item gives a second life to cleaned food packaging, along with other materials, including an umbrella! To create our Upcycled 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 and side gussets are created from a reclaimed umbrella, so the inside is smooth and water resistant. Then, the wallet pouch is lightly quilted with any leftover materials for added texture, making this clever, upcycled item a truly zero-waste product, too. Finished with additional stitching and a self-fastening tab closure. Perfect as a simple wallet/purse, or to keep your essentials in one stylish, tidy pouch. Also makes an ideal sustainable, eco-conscious gift.
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.
Please note: Because each Upcycled Wallet Pouch is handmade, the item you receive may be slightly different than what’s pictured.
SIZE: 7" W x 3½" H x 1" D
MATERIAL: 100% plastic exterior, 100% nylon interior
ORIGIN: Handcrafted in India
CARE: Wipe with a damp cloth. Do not place near direct flames.