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Melissa Hartzel Displays Handmade African Accessories for Old Tin Can

By: Brian G Randles - Published: Oct 10, 2009   Updated: Aug 15 2011 • References: oldtincan and treehugger
Old Tin Can Ltd. is a Web site set up by Melissa Hartzel that allows artisans from Africa to reach a wider range of potential buyers for their handmade products.

Melissa Hartzel learned of the artisans while on vacation in Africa and loved the resourcefulness and talent behind the makeshift accessories. The products on Old Tin Can range from Fanta hats to Coke purses. Check out more on Old Tin Can by clicking on the links below.

Implications - Melissa Hartzel showcases objects with a distinct African flavor for Old Tin Can Ltd. The purchase of one these accessories goes to helping workers in South Africa retain their employment.