Bazura Bags is a social entrepreneur proving that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. This Toronto-based company has launched a line of high-quality bags and accessories handcrafted by a women’s cooperative in the Philippines. They use colorful discarded juice containers and tons of pre-consumer waste that would otherwise clutter landfills, fields and streets in their communities. Every day children from local schools collect more than 50,000 used drink containers called “doy packs” and sell them to the co-op. By transforming “basura,” the Filipino word for “garbage,” into unique collections of eco-chic bags and other accessories, virgin material resources that had been previously used to make similar products are conserved. The company is committed to giving garbage a new life as fashionable bags and accessories support the environment and fair trade.
To find out more, visit www.bazurabags.com or call 705-741-4733.