2019 FINALIST

Arletti Del Aguila - MANTA

Finalist of the The Pinatex Best Green Handbag



Peru



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2019 Finalist Arletti Del Aguila MANTA

Arletti Del Aguila FINALIST'S PROFILE

What is your bag made out of?
This tote bag is an upcycled product. The material used in this bag is JUTE and the lining is made it from TOCUYO, coarse cotton fabric.

From where do you source your materials?
This bag has been made from jute bags that were used in the transportation of coffee beans from Quillabamba, Cusco, Peru.

What is your design inspiration & why is working with green/eco friendly products important to you? Are there Instagram accounts you find inspiring?
My inspiration for this bag was my love for coffee and my concern for our planet. One day I went to a coffee tasting, we were walking around the place and suddenly I saw a big amount of coffee bean bags made it from jute and I asked what they would do with them. The person in charge answered: \It's garbage". At this time I was looking for new eco friendly materials for my brand Manta and I thought why not create bags from jute and Peruvian looms (what identifies Manta) and this is how the jute line was born."

Bag Description
Manta, "Jute Bag" style, Tote, jute coffee bags, $90

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