What is Salvage?
Salvage is not your ordinary tote bag company. It's a brand that takes recycling to a whole new level. With a mission to reduce waste and promote sustainability, Salvage creates stylish and eco-friendly tote bags made from recycled bottles.
How did it all start?
The idea for Salvage came to its founder, Louisa, while she was at the beach with her children. Most weekends she would see many volunteers within the community of Manly in Sydney's Northern Beaches, picking up plastic and rubbish from its beaches. She couldn't help but think about the massive amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and oceans. Louisa decided to take action and find a way to repurpose these bottles into something useful and fashionable.
Turning trash into treasure
Louisa started researching plastic recycling and was thinking of what useful things plastic bottles could be transformed into. After months of working with factories that specialised in working with recycled materials, the Salvage tote was found and created and was not only made 100% from recycled plastics, but that was also functional and versatile. rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate), is made by breaking down the bottles into small flakes, melting them, and then spinning them into yarn. The resulting material is not only strong and lightweight but also has a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to traditional fabrics.
The birth of Salvage
With the innovative fabric in hand, tote bags were being designed that were not only sustainable but also stylish. She wanted to create products that people would be proud to carry, while also spreading awareness about the importance of recycling.
More than just a tote bag
Salvage's tote bags are not just a fashion statement; they are a symbol of change. Each bag is made from approximately 4 recycled bottles, reducing the amount of plastic waste that would otherwise end up in landfills or oceans. By choosing a Salvage tote, you're not only making a fashion-forward choice but also contributing to a greener and cleaner planet.
Join the Salvage movement
Salvage is more than just a brand; it's a movement towards a more sustainable future. By supporting Salvage, you're not only getting a trendy tote bag but also becoming part of a community that cares about the environment. So why not make a statement with your style and join the Salvage movement today?