Great Gifts for A Sustainable World Handmade Recycled Aluminum Wristlet Silver Hope and Change 1
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Recycled Aluminum Wristlet


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Featured at NOVICA, in association with National Geographic

Handmade Recycled Aluminum Wristlet ‘Silver Hope and Change’

Neide Ambrosio crochets an original wristlet or clutch purse in silver hues. Crafted of pop-tops from aluminum cans, it has a convenient wrist strap. The bag is fully lined. The Brazilian designer’s work is a novel affirmation for environmental responsibility.

  • Free Gift Wrap 
  • Gift Message Card
  • Artist Story Card



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Neide Ambrosio

  • Specialty: Handbags and accessories from soda can tops
  • Time with NOVICA: 11 years 1 month


“I am very happy to be able to help other people getting a better life. I am also very glad that I can help the environment by using recycled items.”

“I could never have expected that my life would change in this way! Everything started because of Novica. In addition to the economic improvement, Novica has made several other dreams come true. Before Novica, I could only sell at local fairs. Through Novica, even Hollywood stars have become interested in my recycled handbags – and several have been pictured in magazines carrying them. I could never have expected this! But the best thing that happened to me was when some little angels at a primary school in California became interested in my recycling work. Those students made a book of personal messages for me, and sent it to me through Novica. I was so emotionally touched that I cried with happiness. Shortly after that, I was invited to appear on television, here in Brazil, to tell my story. Now many people recognize me here, and stop me in the streets. My husband came with me to the show, where he was invited to perform one of his songs. Now, many people stop him on the street as well. It is wonderful to earn a living by recycling, helping the environment while at the same time gaining recognition as an artist. Thank you Novica.”