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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…Yes, in that order!

We spend our days at Sara Bella swimming in a sea of plastic, reusing it in treasured totes of all kinds.  Our business model specifically revolves around using trash. We make art for change and to educate, reusing hundreds of bags daily, saving them from the landfill.  Landfills are reaching all-time capacity levels reflecting our modern day consumer habits and disposable way of living.  Since 1960, America has tripled the amount of waste we generate!  Almost 1/3rd of waste generated in the U.S. is packaging.  Despite the waste of our frivolous consumerism, we have evolved toward a culture of recycling.  The past decade has seen an approximate increase in total recycling by 100%.  How can we shift toward a stronger culture of reducing?

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Sara Bella Wacky Wrapper Tote fashioned from plastic packaging trash




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Sara Bella* Upcycled at the “Art in the Pearl” – Portland, OR

It turns out that years of upcycling and creating beautiful art pieces out of recycled plastic has paid off!  Sara Bella* Upcycled is pleased to announce that we have been invited to have a booth at the “Art In The Pearl” art show in Portland, Oregon this labor day weekend.  We will be located at booth #18 and will be stocked with our favorite recycled purses, recycled handbags, recycled tote bags, recycled messenger bags, and many more beautiful upcycled pieces.   Art In The Pearl runs from the 1st through the 3rd of September and will be a collaboration of some of the best and most talented artists in the state.

Speaking of ‘Upcycling’ Artists, here are a few of our faves:

Enno de Kroon
Jason Mercier
Dave Hind

Recycled and Upcycled Lunch and Sandwich Bags

It’s the perfect time for back to school shopping. See our recycled lunch bags and matching sandwich/snack sacks for your student! You’ll never have to throw away another plastic or paper bag again!

Schedule your own class with your friends, or, make it a birthday party!
Call us at: 541-420-4961
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