Pretty Gifts from Recycled Ring Pulls
These pretty gifts are all lovingly handmade by a Fair Trade project, helping to use up the world’s discarded soda can ring pulls, which are not just unsightly but also can harm and cut wildlife, pets and children’s feet. These are naturally sparkly, so make great gifts for girls and women who like sequined bags and purses.
Daisy Chain ‘Ring Pull’ Handbag is crocheted in a circle working outwards, giving the bag a woven, daisy-chain like metallic finish. It really shines in terms of design, a statement piece. With this sustainable fashion accessory, you are sure to turn heads. Fully lined and made to Fair Trade standards by artisans in the Philippines, it has a zip fastening to keep items safe, and a metal chain strap to hang off the shoulder, grab or hook over your wrist like a clutch. Also sold as this stylish silver bag (top image). Also as a bum bag for carrying items hands-free and this shoulder bag (a stunning bag made from 700 ring pulls).
This soda pop recycled ring pull purse is a real conversation starter. Choose from a range of colours, for a purse that is made by artisans, from rubbish. The perfect size make these purses useful to fit debit cards and money, with pockets for notes. Made to Fair Trade standards.
This crocheted ring pull wallet is ideal to carry your cash and credits, and clean up the planet at the same time. Made from upcycled ring pulls, the wallet has pockets to accommodate notes, cards and coins, and a cool chain mail-like surface, created by stitching together the ring-pulls, adding a unique touch to a plain bag wallet. Made to Fair Trade standards by artisans in the Philippines.
What’s Wrong with Ring Pulls?
Crocheted ring-pulls are an ideal way to up up discarded can tops, which if left on the street, can cut paws, claws and hooves, and also cut children playing barefoot. There is a call for companies to use the newer-type ring-pulls that stay attached to the can. Always recycle the ring pull with the can, and ask companies to make cans with attached ring-pulls, which are safer. If you use a lot of cans, a can crusher makes recycling quick and easy. And boycott plastic beer ring pulls that cause so much harm to wildlife.