The tabs are 100% post-consumer recycled aluminum pull tabs.
The artist cooperatives buy tabs by the kilo from aluminum recycling centers located near Brasília, Brazil. The tabs are collected by recyclers who sell large quantities of scrap aluminum to the recycling centers.
Yes. The artists prepare the tabs in several stages before they begin the work of crochet: the tabs are washed and rinsed several times with clean water, they are then disinfected, polished and then trimmed of sharp edges.
Francisca Ribeiro de Souza designed the first Socorro bag in late 2003 and this established the design theme for our current line. The other bag models have been developed jointly with designers and with the cooperatives who are experts in the art of crochet.
Yes. Individual artists working in the cooperatives are earning a fair living wage for their work. Income generated from their craft work is significantly higher than the Brazilian minimum monthly wage.
Items purchased online at www.escamastudio.com may be returned for refund within 15 DAYS from the date that the shipment was received. For more complete details please view our Return Policy.