Award-winning, Black and White Leka seatbelt tote bag is the greenest handbag of 2019!! Winning the Independent designer handbag Award, sponsored by Pinatex.
This handbag is crafted from repurposed seatbelts once destined for landfill. It is a multifunctional, convertible large bag that can be worn in different ways (over the shoulder, on the arm or as a cross-body bag).
The Black and White large seatbelt tote bag consists of a padded laptop compartment (fits 15” laptop) with closure, a smaller padded for tablet compartment with closure 27 cm in length, a zipper pocket, 4 slip pockets for phone, lipstick, cards, water bottle, pens and more, finished with a full closure via zipper lip along the inside edge.
Made by a team of artisans based in Belo Horizonte in Brazil.
Each bag comes wrapped in a From Belo dustbag.
- H: 37 cm x L: 36 cm (Bottom) 46 cm (Top) x W: 16 cm
- Handle Drop: 22 cm
- Detachable Shoulder Strap Length: 55 - 103 cm
This bag saves from landfill:
- 12m of decommissioned seatbelt
- 10 plastic bottles
- 900grams of fabric off-cuts
About the brand
From Belo was born in 2018 when two school friends, one originally from the Amazonian rainforest of Brazil (Maria) and one from the English shires (Charlotte) were inspired to start a Kind and Sustainable Handbags Accessories Company. They joined forces to create beautiful, multifunctional and convertible handbags for a modern-day lifestyle from recycled material.
A perfect example of the circular economy, From Belo takes materials such as seatbelts once destined for landfill, crafts bags without cruelty or toxins and helps a poor and vulnerable community in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by providing jobs and food for the hungry – all from these true bags for life.
From Belo stand true to their ethos of “Feeding Goodness into the World”. Every purchase has the power to change lives, whilst also being kind to the environment