Bay Ridge Backpack
DIMENSIONS: 3.9 x 18.9 x 18.11 in | 10 x 48 x 46 cm
TECHNIQUE: Hand cross-stitching
NOT JUST A BEAUTIFUL BACKPACK: 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.
VOLTA, in Portuguese, means "return".
VOLTA ATELIER creates 100% hand-stitched upcycled leather handbags.
We carefully select discarded leather from accessories factories and our skilled artisans hand-stitch our one-of-a-kind products in Brazil.
In partnership with local NGOs, we contribute to the empowerment of women through the capacitation and provision of an income source. Our artisans can be women refugees from Haiti living in South Brazil, victims of domestic violence, or former inmates.
Our mission is to encourage a circular economy, breathing life back into lost cultural heritage and growing communities from the ground up.