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cassette tape pouch

Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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Too Cool for School

These chic pouches are the perfect fashion fusion, combining hip, night club colors with a "green" world view. Reclaimed plastic ribbon from vintage cassette tapes gets a fashion-forward reboot, woven with cotton cord to create the shimmering exterior. And those old-school materials are given new-school functionality, keeping valuables close at hand with a zippered top and a matching wrist strap. Made in India.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20940
Made from
recycled audio tapes, wool
Measurements
6.5" L x 4.5" W
Notes
Spot clean with a damp cloth.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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CASSETTE TAPE POUCH
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (11)
  • Perfect size (7)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Not enough room (4)

Best Uses

  • Going out (8)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (5), Classic dresser (5), Trendy/stylish dresser (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (5)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Snazzy little snatch purse!

By 

from Thousand Oaks, CA

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Looks great
  • Perfect size
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Going Out

    Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

    I got this as a gift last Christmas and I love it and use it almost every day. I liked it so much I just purchased more of them for either a gift or for me: we'll see. It is small: it just fits my iphone and wallet, but I'm not into purses so it works great. I usually use a caribeener and click my keys on the outside for when I'm going out at night. Since I got it in December, it is starting to show signs of wear, by getting those little sweater bubbles on it, but it still looks great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Very Uniquie and Eco-Friendly

    By 

    from Fort Worth, TX

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lots of Pockets
    • Perfect size
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Going Out

      Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

      Very unique gift that is trendy and resourceful!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Just like it looks!

      By 

      from Atlanta, ga

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Funky
      • Goes Fancy Or Dressed Dow
      • Perfect size
      • Stylish
      • Well made

      Cons

      • Purplepink

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

      My niece loved the gift! I thought it was very cute and would use it myself! Being made from cassettes was a great funky twist, definitely a one of a kind. The design was sparkly enough for going out and dressing up, but funky enough for casual wear. Only reason why I put 4 stars instead of 5 is because the color description says purple but it is a purple/pink.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not quite what I expected.

      By 

      from Buffalo, NY

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

            Although I understood this product was designed for cassettes, I love very small handbags, and hoped I could use this as such. I did manage to fit a few items in it for Church, but I felt that if I had intended to use it for cassettes, it wouldn't hold more than (2), and then what's the point?

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Loved it!

            By 

            from Atlanta, GA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

                It was larger than I thought it would be - so nice I ordered another as a gift!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                beautiful bag

                By 

                from Warwick, RI

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Not Enough Room

                Best Uses

                • Going Out

                Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

                This bag is great. It would be a 10+ if it was just a little bigger.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Love it!

                By 

                from Godfrey, IL

                About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Goes with everything
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Not Enough Room
                • Wish it was a bit bigger

                Best Uses

                • Going Out
                • Travel

                Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

                So cute! It goes with just about any outfit. Wish it was slightly bigger but it holds just what i need it to.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                i can't believe it's recycled

                By 

                from wilton,ct

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Perfect size
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

                    my 8 year old fell in love with it. she loved that it's made from recycled items, and provides an income to people from third world countries.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    fun bag

                    By 

                    from Buffalo, Wyoming

                    About Me Casual Dresser

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Loved use of materials

                    Cons

                    • A little small
                    • Not Enough Room

                    Best Uses

                    • Makeup bag

                    Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

                    I love to support uses of repurposed materials and women's industries. This is well-made.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Cute, but smaller than I expected

                    By 

                    from Grand Rapids, MI

                    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Stylish
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Room
                    • Smaller than expected

                    Best Uses

                    • Going Out

                    Comments about CASSETTE TAPE POUCH:

                    This is really, really cute, don't get me wrong. But, the size says it's 9" L and the one I received is only 6 (I measured twice to be sure). When I ordered it, I actually took out my ruler to be sure of the size. So, I'm a little disappointed. Not sure what I'll do.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    Q and A

                    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                    295votes, 26 comments

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    Hey there, voters! Ribbon and sparkles may not be that uncommon when it comes to clutches, but we've found a new way to glam-up the standard handbag. These pouches are not only fashionable, they're also eco-friendly. We love that they're made from reclaimed plastic cassette tape ribbon. It shimmers, it's sturdy and it's chic. Could you see your favorite fashionista carrying this handbag on a night out?

                    Laura
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I've been looking for something like this! Shiny and from recycled material makes it even better!


                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    While I do like how it's recycled, it's just too common for uncommon goods. I could find this for three dollars somewhere else. Dissapointed.

                    Seneca
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I want this now! My sister STILL carries a walkman and she is only in her late 20's! She would LOVE this because its made of cassette tapes. Perfect for the fashionable 80's baby that recalls the days before CD's.

                    Mari
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I think they're ugly.

                    Susan
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Just ugly

                    Jenna
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    You lost me because I thought I've seen these for sale in Claire's at the mall...You had me for a second when I read recycled cassette tape...You lost me at Made in India...

                    Catherine
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Cute, but cassette tapes are going the way of records. Can see many other uses for these pretty little pouches: carry lipstick, nail polish, etc...

                    Mary
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Really cute! Love that it's recycled!

                    Katie C., Houston, TX

                    gotta have one!

                    Kristin
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Meh.

                    debbie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    These are really cute! My daughter would like it too!

                    Kathie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    They are cute and useful and glad they are from recycled tapes. Some folks don't even know what tapes are (or were)! Can't they be made in this country?

                    Vickie
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Made in India - not thanks!!!

                    Vickie
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Made in India - no thanks!!!

                    rebeca
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    whats up with the glitter? and I also need something that doesn't look like it came out of a 12 yr olds backpack

                    danielle
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    cute! but is it more durable than a cheapie purse you would get at Target?

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    Thanks for the question, Danielle! What makes this pouch special is that it is handmade using the plastic tape from actual cassette tapes. It's woven with a cotton cord to add durability.

                    Breen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    great price

                    Breen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    great price & cute to boot!!

                    Karen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Who wouldn't want this $12 pouch? Recycled material...even better!

                    Kiki
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Just not my style and I have found other recyclable material bags that I prefer. Kudos to the designers for creativity!!

                    Marianne
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Pretty. Decent price and GREEN. Can't beat that combination.

                    Amy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    It's recycled AND sparkly? Yes, please.

                    Javon
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute! Great gift for the girlie girl. Sassy enough for a night out with the girls but cool enough for the teen crowd.

                    Stacey
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Cute gift for preteen/teen and made of recycled materials to boot. Got it coming and going :)Would rather it be made in USA, but at least it's not China...

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