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Leather Label Butler Bag - Conserve

70.00

Rethinking one of their popular tire bags, Indian craftspeople used lots of misprinted leather jeans labels to create this functional bag. The flap closure is secured by Velcro. Lined in black nylon fabric, the inside has a fabric pocket, cell phone pocket and a few pen pockets. Dense cotton fabric strap adjusts to up to 50 inches long. The bag is 13 by 12 inches with a 4-inch side gusset.

Meet the Artisans

Zakale Creations

Born of a desire to reduce India's mountain of waste, improve energy efficiency, and help some of Delhi's poorest out of the city's slums, Conserve India achieves all this by turning plastic bags into high fashion handbags.

Conserve started as a fledgling recycling project but quickly adapted to confront the biggest challenge it was facing, what to do with the thousands of plastic bags that could not be composted or recycled locally.

After much experimentation, the Conserve team hit upon the idea of not recycling, but upcycling by washing, drying, and pressing the bags into sheets. Handmade Recycled Plastic (HRP) was born and designs for handbags, wallets, shoes and belts quickly came flooding in. The challenge was obvious: Use high fashion to support better lives for the poorest and a cleaner environment for all.

Shipping

Orders will be shipped within 48 hours of placement unless specifically stated. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. The warehouse is closed on holidays and weekends. Orders placed on weekends and holidays are processed the next opened business day. Orders are typically delivered within 2 weeks. Please consult tracking numbers for up to date information.

We offer Priority Mail for US and International orders. Please note international orders may get charged Duty and Taxes by your the country of destination. You are solely responsible for any duty or taxes.

Returns - The Village Country Store

There is a 15% Restocking Fee on all orders! This is the manufacturers policy upon which we must all abide. No exceptions.

Our policy lasts 14 days. Within 14 days of purchase you can return your goods, no questions asked.  If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

General Returns

To be eligible for a return, Items must be unopened, unused, be in the same condition that you received it, unlaundered, in their original packaging with law required tags still attached, in a resell-able condition, and if sold in sets, must be returned in sets. THE RA NUMBER MUST BE MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGE, or package will not be received.

Please contact us for a return authorization number (RMA) and shipping instructions.  Please include the paperwork you received with your order or a print out of your email confirmation to enable us to process your return.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance.

Damaged Goods
Please notify us by email admin@thevillagecountrystore.com - we will determine if we need the item returned. A replacement will be set.

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Thank you so much Charity for your Five Star Review of Small Leather Label Messenger Bag - Conserve! We know that is often times so hard to shop online, and your feedback provides valuable insight into the construction and quality of our artisan craftsmanship and their products! Thank you so much for being an ethical consumer and joining the fair trade movement! It takes so many working parts along with commitment to help others in developing countries! We couldn't accomplish this without you! Thank you! I hope to see you again soon!! Michele/Shopkeeper

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