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MoreThanHip is specialized in eco- & fair design. We offer fashion and home accessories with stylish designs and a sustainable character. Design comes first, but always with a beautiful story behind it.

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Unique eco & fair collection

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Carmen handbag of recycled ring pulls

  • Brand: MoreThanHip-Esperanza
  • Sustainability: fair trade, handicraft, recycled/upcycled, vegan
  • Colour: grey, silver
  • Material: recycled cans
  • Dimensions: 26 x 19 x 4 cm
  • Delivery: directly from stock
€129.95

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  • Unique eco & fair collection
  • Ordered before 17:00, same working day shipped 
  • Free shipment in NL above €35,-; BE and D above € 50,-
  • Tariffs for the rest of Europe
  • Free gift wrapping service
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Description:

Stylish mid-size handbag made of recycled ring pulls

The Carmen is a beautifully designed handbag, for example to shine with during a night out. This bag is made from recycled pull tabs of cans. And they give this bag a special, striking look.

This handbag differs from the other bags from this collection by the rounded bottom and the wide side that runs through the handle. The inside is lined with a light grey fabric, in which a zipper pocket is attached. The handle is long enough to carry the Carmen both on your shoulder and in your elbow.

Highlights
● Ecochic: crocheted from recycled ring pulls
● Fits many outfits
● Dimensions: 26 x 19 x 4 cm
● Length shoulder strap: 70 cm
● Crocheted by hand with approx. 850 ring pulls
● Fair trade from Guatemala

An absolute head turner
With one of these bags you absolutely have a 'head turner'! Because people will certainly turn their heads when they see you pass by with this bag. We know from experience that you have a nice talk about the story behind your bag in no time. Because they are rare and beautiful and there is much to tell about it!

One will also like to know how the material feels. Be prepared for this effect ;-)

Easy to combine
The silver coloured bags of fit very well with many outfits. From casual to elegant; from summer to Christmas / evening / wedding. Still, you're going to use this bag probably not daily, because they are too special for that. Especially for special occasions. Overall a bag to cherish!

Light and smooth
You need not worry that they are heavy or sharp as aluminum which the pulls are made, is very light in weight. The ladies in Guatemala addition, they are so ingeniously crocheted  that you have absolutely no sharp edges or hooks and bags are also very smooth.

Fair production in Guatemala
These bags are handmade (crochet) in Guatemala by a cooperative of women in the slum of La Esperanza in Guatemala City. They work according to fair trade standards (Fair Trade Federation) so they can build a good life with their families.

Brand: MoreThanHip-Esperanza

Fair production in Guatemala

The Esperanza collection is handcrafted in Guatemala by a cooperative of women in the La Esperanza slums in Guatemala City. The women get paid according to fair trade standards so that they can build a good life with their families.

UPAVIM is a cooperative of and for women from La Esperanza, a district in southern Guatemala City. La Esperanza, meaning "hope", originated in the 1980s, during the civil war in Guatemala. Thousands of refugees from the countryside then settled on the outskirts of the capital. The huts from the beginning have now been replaced by stone houses, but there are still many social problems in La Esperanza. From poverty and unemployment to violent drug gangs.

Better quality of life
UPAVIM's goal is to improve the quality of life of women and their families. At the cooperative they can count on education, employment, a day care center and healthcare. There are more than 80 mothers and housewives working. These are widows, women who have been abandoned by their spouses or are confronted with alcoholism and / or domestic violence. Often they are the only cost winner.

UPAVIM's activities are among others financed by the sale of artisan products. The Esperanza collection of MoreThanHip is a good example of this. Most products made by the cooperative find their way to the United States and Canada. Upavim is therefore a member of the Fair Trade Federation, the organization promoting fair trade in the US.