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recycled plastic messenger bag

Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

Sack It To Me!

What's black, white and red all over? Hey now, leave the sunburned zebra out of this! The answer to this particular riddle is none other than this eye-catching, monochrome messenger bag, finished with a matching dark crimson strap and stitched accents. All joking aside, this sack has truly earned it stripes since it's the result of an initiative to help underprivileged, disadvantaged artisans in India improve their economic and social standing by creating self-sustainable employment following fair trade practices. The bold color blocks that make up this lightweight, over-the-shoulder bag are created from pre-consumer/post-industrial plastic that is cut into strips and then woven on a handloom to create airy fabric. Each is one of a kind and will vary slightly. Handmade in India.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21395
Made from
metal, cotton, recycled plastic
Measurements
13.5" L x 13" W; strap length 47"
Notes
Wipe clean with dry or wet cloth.

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RECYCLED PLASTIC MESSENGER BAG
 
3.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

Roomy, Colorful Purse

By 

from Olathe, KS

About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments
  • Wears quickly

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Cycling
  • Day Trips

Comments about RECYCLED PLASTIC MESSENGER BAG:

I received this bag as part of the Uncommon Goods blogger program. I was attracted to this blog because I loved the colors and the adjustable strap. I received the bag just before I was due to be out of the state for 4 days. I wanted to pack just a carry on, so I folded this empty purse in my carry-on and then put my wallet, keys, etc in my laptop bag for travel. It was perfect! The bag folded up perfectly.

The colors are great. The only downfalls are no interior pockets and the edges near the grommets look like they may wear fast, so I probably wouldn't use this as my regular purse for many months in a row. But overall, I will definitely be using it again.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Adorable, but not tough enough

By 

from Glenview, IL

About Me Modern, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Good Strap Length
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • Wears quickly

Best Uses

    Comments about RECYCLED PLASTIC MESSENGER BAG:

    I love that it's recycled, the colors work beautifully together, but it's big, and I put a lot of stuff in it. After 2 days, the grommets were ripping out of the bag. I was hauling two notebooks and a wallet, along with little things. Very disappointed.

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    Q and A

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

    262votes, 15 comments

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    Not only is this bag handmade by fair trade artisans using recycled materials, it's also cute and practical. Check out the product story to learn more about how it's made, then let us know if this design has your vote!

    Suzanne
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I love concepts that help the less fortunate but just wished this quality looked better

    gina
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    This doesn't appear to have any kind of snap or zipper to keep it closed, so I would never use it.

    Christina
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I think it's cute and I am more than willing to support a good cause.

    Katherine
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    It's for a great cause and I like that's funky. I do wish it had a button or zipper closure but not hard to add a snap on there.

    Krista
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    don't like the stiching, don't like that the pattern doesn't line up.

    Carla
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    the price is a bit high - but this is very cute

    Nadine
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I like that it helps artisans get self-sustainable employment, the material is just not attractive to me.

    Sam
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love the idea but the price is high

    Sue
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Smart. I'd buy it.

    Christine
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Cute but wouldn't spend too much on this.

    Christina
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    No closure? no pockets? Not to mention it looks like a prison issued purse. No thanks.

    Emily

    Love that it's fair trade!! Unfortunately it's just not my style.

    sally
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    One word Mrs. Robinson-- Plastic

    Marina
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    It's ugly, no fashionista would be caught dead wearing this.

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