Repurposed Messenger/Laptop Bag-(many styles) Fosters Local and Global Sustainable Communities
This Central messenger bag is a best seller. The size can double as a day purse as well as fit a small laptop computer or iPad.
Interior zip and slip pockets, zip closure, over flap with velcro, nylon adjustable shoulder strap
Size: 9.5"T x 13.5"W x 3"
The story of these bags began in the rural farmlands of Cambodia where a local woman decided to take action in her community. Farmers were not only living in poverty but also in a toxic environment. This woman noticed that the bags used for processing and shipping fish and animal feed, cement, and other products were piling up and not being disposed of properly. She began purchasing the discarded materials from the communities and recycling it. She then employed local families to wash, dry, and sew the materials into durable, water-resistant, and colorful tote bags.
While visiting a night market in Cambodia, Nyla, an American woman, noticed the recycled materials and met the wonderful Cambodian woman. They discussed the opportunity for Nyla to design her own products which, the artisans would then produce in the comfort of their communities. Upon learning the backstory of the artisans and the recycled materials, Nyla became inspired to create a company that contributes to Cambodian artisans’ well-being while encouraging style with a global conscience.
Since the onset, Nyla has developed relationships with more artisans in Cambodia and is now employing communities who have been displaced from their farmlands or affected by landmines or polio.
Dedicated to sustainable products and fostering local and global communities
By using natural and recycled fabrics, they save energy and reduce the number of pollutants in the environment. Packaging materials, stationery, and hangtags are also 100% recycled and printed with natural dyes.
- Re-Claimed / Re-Purposed
- Creates Jobs
- Saves Landfill Spaces
- fostering local and global communities
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Cool, durable, functional
Cool bag, durable and well-made, functional. It’s strong, hip, sustainably-made… It’s good for most casual outings, can carry large 12.9" iPad Pro fine, but not large enough or protected enough to carry a laptop — that’s okay with me... Only improvement I would love would be an easily accessible, dedicated water bottle holder compartment, separate from the main compartment. So other things aren’t at risk of getting accidentally wet and you can quickly take a swig on the go.
Perfect small messenger bag.
The bag is perfect. Just what I wanted. A little funky, super functional. Fits my laptop perfectly and has extra pockets for staying organized. And I received it in a timely fashion with good communication. For me that’s also important. I love it.
The bag is well made and exactly as advertised. Despite being made of reused materials it doesn’t feel cheap or thrown together; there was clearly some craftsmanship on display.