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The Handbag Oscars 2019

Sustainable Designs Are Finalists At The Independent Handbag Awards

We are so excited to announce that two of our sustainable designer handbags have been made finalists in the Independent Handbag Awards.  This is pretty much the Oscars of handbags! June 12th 2019, is the date that will reveal all at the SV Theatre in China Town, New York City. 

From Belo cannot believe we are able to showcase our sustainable handbags made from recycled materials again at this prestigious event.

It has been a very emotional time for the From Belo team. We would not be able to achieve what we do, without working together. The two sustainable tote bags which have been selected, The Pinatex Best Green Handbag and The Global Goods Most Socially Conscious Handbag are from our new, soon to be launched collection. Yay!

Every designer handbag that has entered the awards is entered into a public vote held by Bella NYC Magazine


 Luxury Sustainable Designer Handbag Finalists

Meet Lucia Woven Tote Handbag

Lucia Woven Tote Handbag, From Belo

The Lucia Tote is named after one of our team member Lucia who helps manufacture the material into the beautiful woven tote handbag you see now.

We are honoured for our Lucia woven tote bag to be made a finalist for The Global Goods Most Socially Conscious Handbag.  Lucia herself was supported by our partner charity Casa De Maria in her family’s times of need. She is an example of how Casa De Maria and kindness can change lives.

The Lucia sustainable tote handbag donates 3 meals to the homeless and in need.  With every purchase of From Belo products also helps provide work for some incredible artisans.

It is not just an ethical handbag, but it is also a sustainable handbag, made from recycled materials. This includes excess fabrics woven together to make the mainframe of the tote bag.  It also includes decommissioned seatbelts, construction wood and recycled plastic bottles.

Embroidered inside each this season's perfect summer tote bag is our mission of "Feed Goodness into the World". We are proud of the Lucia woven tote bag and what she stands for so loud and proud!

Check Out Lucia Woven Tote Bag


Meet Leka Tote Handbag 

Red Leka Tote Handbag - From Belo

The Leka tote bag is a powerful business bag, which has been named after Leka who runs our team handbag creators in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

We are so proud that our sustainable Leka tote handbag has been made a finalist for The Pinatex Best Green Handbag.

We have worked so hard to be creative with decommissioned recycled seatbelts to use them creatively into a product.  At first sight, the Leka tote does not look like a recycled seatbelt handbag, but a luxury seatbelt handbag.

As well as being formed from recycled materials, every Leka tote as well helps provide 8 meals to the homeless and in need.  The production of the From Belo sustainable bags pave the way to create jobs that pay the living wage to our team of amazing manufacturers and artisans.

We believe beauty is from the inside out and truly believe this socially conscious, sustainable designer handbag truly represents this.

Check Out The Red Leka Tote Handbag!


From Belo cannot wait to see you in NEW YORK!!


Char and Maria


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