When i initially stumbled upon renewpurpose.com i was immediately intrigued with the wonderful hand crafted products this company has to offer. I sent out an email asking them the dimensions of the messenger bag to make sure it fit my Apple Powerbook nice and snug. After the prompt response from Ben, i immediately made the purchase. Upon receiving the item i was amazed at the quality of these hand crafted messenger bags and immediately fell in love with it. Everywhere i carry this bag to, im sure to get a few people complimenting me on the bag, so i figured i should make a post to try and get the word out. Dealing with Renew Purpose was an absolute breeze and when they say everything is made from recycled materials, they mean it. Even the tag on the items are made from recycled materials and will definitely make an impact on our planets resources.
At renewpurpose.com they try to support organizations that promote these three main principles:
SUSTAINABILITY – Their products are primarily made from recycled materials that are discarded after their initial use. These materials include: rice bags, newspapers, plastic packaging, and candy wrappers. Using these materials not only promotes a cleaner environment for us all, but provides the creators of these products an endless supply of raw materials to build from. As well providing the rest of us really awesome and unique fashion accessories.
FAIR TRADE – People deserve to be paid a living wage. The organizations we partner with agree. The workers creating our products are often paid well above the local average for their services. Our products don’t come from sweat shops or massive factories on the outskirts of town. They are all handmade by our workers in their own homes or in small communal workshops.
EMPOWERMENT – As the old saying goes “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Helping parents develop the skills to provide for their families ensures their self reliance and ability to care for their families.
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Recycled Messenger Bags
Recycled Purse Handbags