copacabana bag in pewter embossed upcycled leather

copacabana bag in pewter embossed upcycled leather

$280.00 USD Volta Atelier

Crossbody bag made with upcycled leather discarded from high end accessories factories. When you choose a VOLTA bag, you are not only helping to repurpose leather waste. You are also providing an income source to Haitian refugee women working from home. 

DIMENSIONS: 11 x 9.5 x 5 in | 28 x 24 x 13 cm
TECHNIQUE: Hand cross-stitching

VOLTA, in Portuguese, means "return". VOLTA ATELIER creates 100% hand-stitched upcycled leather handbags.

Volta carefully selects discarded leather from accessories factories and their skilled artisans hand-stitch our one-of-a-kind products in Brazil. In partnership with local NGOs, they contribute to the empowerment of women through the capacitation and provision of an income source. Volta's artisans can be women refugees from Haiti living in South Brazil, victims of domestic violence, or former inmates.

Volta's mission is to encourage a circular economy, breathing life back into lost cultural heritage and growing communities from the ground up.