A fun coin purse, very different and very strong; it is made of pop tops sewn together and has a zipper closure and a cotton lining.
Size : 4.3″ L x 2.7″ H x 1.7″ W
The founders of BIO Imaginarte take the mantra "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle" to heart. The focus of BIO when it began in 1992 was educating Mexico in the need to protect and restore the environment. They realized the environmental issues in Mexico were a by-product of poverty. They started working with women to design bags and other functional products that are made from manufactured materials, reusing aluminum pop tops, rubber from tires and plastic billboards, as well as recycling paper and candy wrappers.
Nowadays most bags are made by five sisters who live in the village of Guanajuato; Julie, Emy,Lola, Mary and Josefina. They all work from home so they can spend time with their families. Chucho is responsible for the inner tubes and Pedro and Martina, brother and sister, make the linings.The women are paid a fair price for each piece they make, which promotes the beauty of handmade products while addressing one of the main causes of environmental deterioration in Mexico - poverty.