What a beauty of a handbag-- and can you believe it's made from recycled magazines?
Susan Mango, a Texas based wholesale supplier of sandals and handbags, recycles Bali magazines and tourism brochures, transforming them into stylish handbags. The publications are sorted by color, cut into strips, laminated and finally, woven into the newly introduced handbags. Available in 5 color options, these one of a kind handbags have a suggested retail range of $74.99 - $79.99.
The Balinese excel in handcrafting products for export, many of which are woven. This process comes naturally to them, providing employment while also helping to keep their sacred island green!
Susan Mango supplies hundreds of boutiques with unique, hand crafted sandals and handbags. The designer, Susan Connett, spends several months each year in Bali working on new designs and overseeing production. She also volunteers while she is there and contributes to educational programs. The entire Susan Mango line may be viewed at www.susanmango.com.
(courtesy of MMD Newswire)