Sustainability Meets Style: Introducing Pokoloko's Upcycled Bag Collection

Sustainability Meets Style: Introducing Pokoloko's Upcycled Bag Collection

Introducing our new Upcycled Bag Collection

Right now it’s more important than ever that fashion brands start prioritizing sustainability, and redefining industry standards, but this doesn’t have to be at the expense of style! Join us on the road less traveled, where the Pokos connect with artisans in India to bring you these beautiful statement bags, which are being called “wearable art.”


These gorgeous, playful bags not only elevate any look in your wardrobe, but signify a shift towards conscious fashion. Upcycled pieces take an existing garment or accessory and improve it, whether by combining it with other materials or adding ornamental flare, like using patchwork and embroidery. The key to leading a more sustainable lifestyle, upcycling takes waste material and transforms it into something better and more valuable—the “up” (as in upgrade) part of “upcycling”. 

Less Reliance On Virgin Materials Is Better for the Environment

Between deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, microplastic pollution, soil degradation, water consumption, and water pollution, the cultivation and production of raw materials have a serious impact on the planet. While the use of sustainable fabrics can partially alleviate these issues, anything that reduces the raw materials needed for our pieces is something we’re passionate about at Pokoloko. We embrace the zero-waste lifestyle, and the concept of circularity in an attempt to avoid fast fashion and its destructive impact. 


How Are They Made? 

Each bag is thoughtfully handmade with an integration of mixed materials, including vintage denim, upcycled canvas, repurposed leather, and hairon materials. It’s a celebration of creativity and resourcefulness, breathing a new life into materials that would otherwise end up in landfill.

This special blend of textures and patterns makes for an eye-catching, luxurious bag that is sure to bring a unique element to your existing, everyday outfits. Your bag will be your own, as each design tells a unique story, a narrative woven from the threads of heritage and innovation. They also make a unique, handmade gift!

In addition to being made from sustainable materials, the Upcycled Bags also offer versatility and durability. From Crossbody Bags, to Weekender Bags, to Pouches, these bag styles bring chicness to any occasion and will last forever. This collection is created to prove that mindful consumerism does not have to compromise style!



Who Makes Them? 

At the heart of Pokoloko's Upcycled Bag Collection lies a dedication to supporting sustainable livelihoods to women artisans by providing training in the art of handmade crafts. Through fair trade partnerships, each order directly contributes to promoting ethical and sustainable practices in the industry. It's more than just a purchase; it's a conscious investment in empowering the skilled women artisans who carefully handcraft these bags. 



Poko’s Impact On Fashion

We at Pokoloko take pride in our commitment to driving positive change within the fashion industry, but we as consumers play a huge part too. By gaining more of an understanding on just how much our fashion choices have a social and environmental impact, we can become more conscious of what we’re purchasing and where from. 

By supporting ethical brands like ours, and our artisan partners, that put people and the planet at the forefront of their vision, you are contributing to that change. One small step for you, one giant leap towards sustainable fashion. Why not make your next fashion statement a meaningful one?

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