Today's Repurposeful Monday features items that almost every woman
(and a few men!) carry with them everyday. That's right - purses.
And not just any purses - handbags and totes made from recycled materials.
European car plates seems so much more
sophisticated than domestic plates.
This adorable 'bowling bag' tote is made from old firehouse hoses.
inner tube and a recycled plastic sign banner.
Italian architect Marco Scuderi designed this
whimsical messenger bag from old rubber boots.
Kim White designs and markets attractive purses
and travel bags made from vintage automobile upholstery fabric.
This attractive and super functional messenger/laptop bag
was made from reclaimed leather and used car seats.
The ultimate sports bags:
Bicycle tire inner tubes were used to make these bags:
Janet Cooper designs and collects unique purses made
from every day items such as car mats and bottle caps:
This tote bag was made from an old suit jacket
and the handles were telephone cords.
Kathleen Tesnakis creates cute totes using recycled men's shirts:
These stylish wrislet bags were made from men's silk ties:
Thrift shop ties were used to make this bag.
In their previous lives these bags were cowboy boots:
Yup, this messenger bag was made from a pair of blue jeans:
LOVE the color and fabric combination.
Tiered fabric scraps were used to make this trendy shoulder tote:
Wood cigar boxes and costume bead necklaces
combine to make one-of-a-kind handbags.
Look at these adorable purses made
from vintage hard bound book covers:
The Nancy Drew is my favorite!
Coffee burlap bags were used to make these totes and clutches:
I'll have a non-fat vanilla latte clutch to go.