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Soda pop-top backpack, 'Fuchsia Shine'

Item # 38817
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Neide Ambrosio presents a delightful backpack-style purse with chic, modern styling. Combining silky threads with gleaming aluminum, she crochets the piece by hand. By recycling pop tops, she makes a pledge for environmental responsibility. Made in Brazil.

  • Features a zipper closure
  • Backpack:
      7.5" W x 9.1" H x 1.6" D
    Straps:
      28.0" L x 0.9" W
  • Weight: 0.4 lb
  • Aluminum and polyester. Polyester lining
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Brazil. Please allow 2 to 4.5 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: Neide Ambrosio

Artisan Neide Ambrosio

"Life is so unpredictable! When I retired I moved to Rio de Janeiro because it offers better career oportunites for my husband, a singer. But I was feeling bored and useless. I was unhappy and I didn't have any friends, I was alone all the time.

"One day I went looking for an original gift for a sick friend when I saw a woman making belts with recycled objects. I fell in love with a belt and I got talking to her. She felt compassion for me and offered to teach me how to crochet using recycled objects.

"I decided to use soda pops, so I started going up and down the beach and city streets collecting them.

"My creativity began to soar, I had so many ideas! I took my bags to the beach, and started selling them there. As people began to buy, I became more and more motivated to continue.

"I realized myself as a person and all my problems of loneliness disappeared. My creativity improved, and I started dedicating all of my time to making my products. The quality of my life improved considerably.

"I am now in a position to offer employment now to many young girls from the favelas who are unemployed and spend their time with bad companies. I am very happy to help other people getting a better life. I am also very glad that I can help the environment by using recycled items."

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