Handmade from upcycled plastic and in some cases discarded cassette tapes, Aarohana’s Beach Bags put to use at least 40-50 discarded plastic bags. The outer layer is made from upcycled plastic and the insides are layered with hand-dyed fabric. Available in glitter and non-glitter options, these can hold between 10-12 kgs. The bags have cloth straps, a metal zip and three open pockets on the inside.
Upcycled plastic, cotton and metal (zip)
What we love most about Aarohana Beach Bags is that apart from being a functional and attractive product, it is handmade from multi-layered plastic waste that is rejected by most recycle organizations due to its composition. Every bag ensures that 40-50 plastic bags stay out of the landfills and our seas!
About the brand
Aarohana EcoSocial Developments is a social enterprise that works towards sustainable development while also creating livelihoods. They upcycle plastic waste to make fabric with the help of a traditional charkha and handloom, which is later used to make bags, home décor and stationary products. Unlike most other upcycling organisations, they also work with multi-layered plastics, which are very difficult to repurpose. They also accept plastic waste (bags and food packaging only, no hard plastic or milk packets) if shipped directly to their office in Pune.