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Uca Ruffatti Artisan Story
El Salvador

UCA Tire Tubes 200x191In Santa Ana, El salvador, discarded truck and car tires litter the road, ravines, and rivers, causing harm to the environment. Fortunately, one small artisan group, Uca Ruffatti, is not only helping to clean up the mess, but turning waste it into beautiful and functional works of art! Uca Ruffatti collects the inner tubes from the discarded tires and uses them to create handbags, purses, wallets and cosmetic bags in a variety of sizes and designs. The long-lasting toughness of the material contributes to the products' extensive life and durability. Some items are accented with recycled leather scraps and locally-grown cotton and indigo.

Silvia Tire Tube Handbag  
Price: $106.00
Only 5 In Stock
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Handmade in El Salvador using inner tubes salvaged from car and truck tires with recycled leather accents, Silvia doubles as an elegant day or nighttime accessory that keeps the Planet looking good, too.

  • Measures 8 inches high x 13 1/2 inches wide x 4 inches deep
  • Cotton lining with cell phone pocket, 7 x 4 inch zippered pocket and a built-in clasp for keys
  • Single 18 inch strap (9 inch drop length)
  • Magnetic buckle flap closure

Due to its recycled nature, no two bags are exactly the same. Please see our extended description below for more information on how recycled leather is made. Handmade in El Salvador and fair trade imported.

Compassionate Trade Eco-Positive Recycled

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