Smateria: Fair Trade Recycled Mosquito Net Monster Backpack in Green
Eco friendly and handmade by Cambodian fair trade design house Smateria - this super cute green pirate backpack is built to last from strong recycled mosquito net & motorbike seat PVC with high quality linings and fittings.
Dimensions: 37 x 32 x 13 cm
About the materials.
Originally designed as protective net for use on construction sites, the net that doesnt meet safety standards is sold off as faulty at the markets. It then becomes multipurpose: people buy it for drying rice, for fishing, or to protect cows from mosquitoes. Smateria purchased rolls of this mosquito net to manufacture amazing bags and accessories.
Everything produced by Cambodian fair trade design house Smateria takes waste out of the environment. Recycled mosquito net, plastic bags, motorbike seats and material salvaged from textile recycling are upcycled and complimented with high quality detail to produce these unique and handmade sustainable bags & accessories.
Smateria abides with fair trade principles, in doing so -
Complies with international working practices
Supports female workers to proudly embrace motherhood by welcoming their children into the workplace
Encourages the creation of small independent firms
Supports better living conditions in the shanty-town of Andong, home to victims of forced evictions from Cambodia's Capital,by employing 22 women in a project of working with recycled plastic
Believes that, one day, fair trade practices will be employed equally by both large and small-label producers
Strives for recognition of Cambodian managerial skills and promotion of local businesses rather than corporative organizations
Recognizes that high product quality is achieved a lively working environment where exchange of opinions is actively encouraged
Dispatched from: United Kingdom
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Happy Hands source beautiful handmade fair trade items from communities within South East Asia to grow a sustainable trade of these unique and high quality treasures in the UK. We believe in trade not aid. The jewel in the Happy Hands crown is our proud exclusive partnership with the rapidly expanding Cambodian design house Smateria. Operating to fair trade principles, they produce gorgeous handmade bags & accessories from recycled mosquito net, plastic bags, motorbike seats and material salvaged from textile recycling. Everything Smateria produces takes waste out of the environment and is built to last. Strong and robust yet versatile, chic and unique - eco friendly fashion at it's finest.
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