I’ve been a passionate advocate of Bottletop for many years now. I wrote about them in 2013 and was excited to be able to sell some of their bags in Australia. I not only love their bag designs incorporating upcycled metal ring pulls, but also their continued altruistic endeavours. They are a retail business who demonstrate meaningful and responsible business practices in everything they do.

Today I had the opportunity to visit their upcycled store on Regent Street in London. The white walls reflect the shiny roof covered in aluminium cans. It is the world’s first 3D printed store made from upcycled ocean plastic. Each bag is part of the décor with a limited number hanging on the walls demonstrating the artist’s designs without the need for flashy shelving. It’s stunning.

 

TOGETHERBAND

Continuing their passion for making a difference, Bottletop advocates The 17 Global Goals in partnership with the UN Foundation, WWF-UK, Project Everyone, Eco-Age, to.org, MECA, Global Citizen and the Founding Partner UBS.

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.

Globalgoals.org

To support the initiatives in a tangle way, Bottletop developed #TOGETHERBAND bracelets to spread the word about the Global Goals and fund life-changing projects to build a better future for us all. Find out more on the website (and below).

We’ve all got a lot of work to do to achieve these Goals by 2030. Whether you use your buying power; reduce your plastic consumption; clean up your local beach; support equality or teach a child in need, if we all contribute in some way, maybe we will make the change we need in this decade. We must at least try.

#TOGETHERBANDS are crafted using innovative and sustainable materials. Handmade in Nepal from upcycled ocean plastic, 1 Kg of plastic is removed from marine environments whenever you buy a band. All of our bands generate sustainable employment. The clasp is made from decommissioned illegal firearms in the silhouette of an upcycled ring pull, in reference to the BOTTLETOP signature material.

Buy them online or in the Bottletop store.