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Soda pop-top sling, 'Shimmery Metal' - Recycled Aluminum Striped Soda Pop-Top Sling from Brazil Curate

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Shimmery Metal Recycled Aluminum Striped Soda Pop-Top Sling from Brazil

Brazil's own Neide Ambrosio explores the shimmering beauty of chain mail,... more

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Brazil's own Neide Ambrosio explores the shimmering beauty of chain mail, creating visual textures in vertical stripes. She links recycled aluminum pop-tops in black, aged gold, and bronze with brass hoops creating a stunning handbag. The lined handbag opens with a a lobster claw hook and a zipper. By recycling pop-tops, the artisan makes a statement for environmental responsibility.

  • 0.56 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • Bag: 20 cm H x 26 cm W x 4 cm D
  • Bag: 7.75" H x 10.25" W x 1.6" D
  • Strap: 88 cm L x 3 cm W
  • Strap: 34.5" L x 1.2" W
  • Drop length: 42 cm from strap to bag
  • Drop length: 16.5" from strap to bag

  • Recycled aluminum, brass fixtures. Polyester lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Brazil.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Brazil
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

After being misdiagnosed with cancer, Neide Ambrosio was given only six months to live. She later found out that she actually had a severe version of TB and which was very dehabilitating. Fortunately, she recovered and continues to create her colorful eco-friendly handbags and accessories.

Neide originally worked alone in collecting soda pop-tops from the beach and selling her work. Today she has 16 people working with her and during her first year in Novica, her sales increased almost tenfold.

Neide has sixteen women helping her, some from favela neighborhoods. She has trained them all and they can earn an income while working from home, either crocheting, sewing or doing embroidery.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Awarded for the Most Socially Responsible Handbag in a contest located in New York city.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

Neide has been featured in TV shows and magazines in Brazil and abroad.

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Neide Ambrosio

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Neide Ambrosio

Handbags and accessories made from soda can tops

Brazil
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23 Testimonials for Neide Ambrosio

Brian

KRIS

HI ! I RECEIVED YOUR COIN PURSE AND WAS VERY PLEASED! SO WELL MADE,AND AWESOME COLORS. PLEASE DON'T STOP! I WANT TO BUY A PURSE BUT THE BUDGET IS VERY TIGHT. BUT I SIGNED UP FOR YOUR EMAILS. LET ME KNOW THE LATEST. MAYBE YOU COULD DO THE BACKPACKS IN A FIESTA COLOR? LOVE KRISTINA

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