$5,000 Recycled Bags

 - Aug 18, 2007   Updated: Mar 31 2011
References: manoswartz
People are looking for authenticity. Something that has soul! These bags are hand made from recycled materials and vintage hardware found all over the world, Italy, Macedonia, Argentina, Canada and China. Prices range from $3000-$5000.

Implications - Upcycling is quickly becoming a great way for companies to instill a sense of good will in consumers due to an exemplified sense of eco friendliness. Some consumers are even taking matters into their own hands by creating their own innovations for daily life with recycled products, proving that the upcycling pattern seen in today's pop culture is actually a movement that companies can use to demonstrate corporate social responsibility and add a selling point to their products.