In the past I have written about Escama Studio, a San Francisco based organization that works with artisans in Brazil who use crochet to upcycle aluminum pop tabs into beautiful bags. I now have my own Escama clutch bag.
The pop top crochet bag that I got is the Chica Rosa Mini Clutch. Like all of Escama Studio’s products, it is made with 100% post-consumer recycled aluminum can tabs. This one is made with over 200 of them. It is fully lined and zips shut. This bag comes in black, silver, white, bamboo, chocolate, olive and red as well as in the teal color that I chose.
Each bag comes with a tag on it that tells the buyer which artisan made the bag. You can the go on the Escama Studio website to see the artisan’s bio, a way of helping the buyer feel connected to the process of Fair Trade Crochet.
It’s sturdy. It’s beautiful. It’s unique. I’m loving it. It’s useful for every day stuff but actually I may use it to store my crochet hooks inside of a bigger bag (like my Jordana Paige bag, για παράδειγμα).
If you like this bag, you might be interested to know that Escama Studio is currently running a promotion on the Chica Rosa Mini Clutch. When you buy two, you can get a third one for free. Enter FREECHICA at checkout to get the deal; expires 12/25/12.
Additionally, my readers are being offered a friends and family discount this week. You can get $25 off of any purchase over $100, just enter the discount code LASTSALE at check out. Expires 12/19/12.