Friday, November 15, 2013

HolidayDay gift guide: Harvey’s Seat Belt Bags, purses made from recycled seat belts.

   I am always looking for great new items that make a statement. Especially when it comes to my purses, I love purses that are unique and stylish. Recently our family has been trying to become more green, and treat mother earth better. Did you know that even your purse can be green as well?  Well  Harvey’s Seat Belt Bags  has a great selection of bags that are made from  seat belts! Isn’t that an amazing idea? Here is a little more information about this great company from the website:

Hello, we're the Harvey’s... husband and wife, Dana and Melanie Harvey. In March of 1997, while installing seatbelts into our 1950 Buick, we had the idea to make Melanie a matching handbag. Everyone loved hers so much we decided to make more for you. Creators of the original Seatbeltbag. We’re built in the USA: It ensures the quality of each and every product we make and allows us to go directly from designing things we love to creating and shipping them out to our customers.

We’re timeless: We are a staple with style, inspired by our passion for classic design and old-school craftsmanship. We’re the Original: Sure, we have imitators, but we are the original. The woven construction of our bags remain our signature. We’re eclectic: we celebrate our differences. Our tastes are all over the place, and we enjoy that in others. “Basically, the brand is a mix tape of everything we love.” - Dana Harvey, CEO Harveys Industries, Inc.

 There are so many cars in the world today, and all are filled with seatbelts. Each year millions of yards of seat belt webbing are rejected for the slightest color variation, making the strap useless to the automaker. Originally designed to be used as the lifesaving seatbelt in your car, this polyester material is of the highest quality and made to last. Harvey Bags give new life to the unwanted fabric by creating a beautiful line of handbags the Treecycle line of bags are from recycled/salvaged seatbelts.

I was very fortunate to be able to review a Disney Bag from Harvey a, DISNEY CONVERTIBLE CLUTCH PATCHWORK
Our original Patchwork collection was named after the Patchwork Show, a local craft fair that celebrates all things handmade! We’ve been mixing and matching up our favorite seatbelt prints into Patchwork Seatbeltbag collections ever since!  Our newest Patchwork Collection is a Mickey Mash-up, featuring a side-by-side stitched mix of our favorite Disney seatbelt prints including MCKY, Americano, Classic Comic, Mickey Loves Minnie, Mickey & Minnie in Love, and accented with the Minnie Dot print!

The Disney Patchwork Convertible Clutch is an awesome style that is easily worn over the shoulder, cross-body, as a clutch, or even around the waist simply by adjusting the adjustable (and detachable) strap. This Convertible Clutch features a special mix of Harveys for Disney Couture lining in silver, red and black, as well as a fully-zippered top and an adorable Mickey head zipper pull. The Convertible Clutch has just enough interior space to fit a Full, Classic, or Clutch Wallet, or a Small Make-up Case, Minnie Wristlet, cell phone, and keys. 
-  Overall bag size 10”(L) x 6”(H) x 2.5”(W)
- Red adjustable strap extends from 25” to 51”
-  Made of durable automotive seatbelt
-  Smooth, zippered top closure in red
-  Mixed Black, Silver, and Red Harveys for Disney Couture monogrammed interior lining
-  Four internal slip pockets (1) 5”(L) x 3.25”(H), (1) 4”(L) x 3.25”(H), (2)1.5”(L) x 3.25”(H)
- Polished nickel hardware
-  Made in the USA
 The medium sized bag retails for $128.00. This might seem like it may be a high cost for a purse, but if you shop around, this is a pretty good price for a high quality purse like this. The prices on the site range from $28.00 on up. With these low prices you could afford to pick up a Harvey wallet to go along with your cool purse, and yes the wallet is also made from seatbelts!  This bag is made well, and great to carry. 
I will be traveling to Los Angeles  next month and this will make a great airport bag, with the size of this bag I will have just the room I need to carry my ipad mini, my tickets and all of my other purse necessities.   This great looking purse will get noticed, and when people ask it is pretty cool to be able to tell them, yes these are real seatbelts. 

The red dot Minnie color that this bag is trimmed in is a great bold color that goes with so much that I own, the color of the cartoons are so bold and bright. If the cartoon strip is not for you and, you would like another color there are other Disney bags is also available. And if you are not a Disney fan… gasp.. (kidding!) there are many classic colored bags as well.  If your bag gets dirty, don’t worry most stains can be removed at home using warm, soapy water and a toothbrush.
 If your bag is in need of a lot of leaning you can send your deserving Seatbeltbag to the Bag Spa! For just $20 your lovingly-worn Seatbeltbag will get the pampering it deserves. Isn’t that a great option? I could not tell you how many bags I have that could use a trip to the bag spa! I am sure the bag will last longer because of this.

The bag has many great features including, a great adjustable strap that can be used across the body. As a daily traveler on the Philadelphia subway, having my purse across my body makes me feel much saver while traveling. And having the option to have the purse across my body or on my side is a great thing.  My favorite feature is that the bag is the little touches, the zipper pull even has a Mickey head, they have thought of everything. 

 So if you are looking for a great gift for a special person this Holiday season I would recommend a bag from Harvey’s seatbelt bags, this is a bag that a special person on your gift list will love. The bags are fashionable and very functional, a great gift idea.

Buy it:

You can purchase any of the bags shown on this post and much more at Harvey’s Bags.

So what do you think of the Harvey Seat Belt Bags?


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a bag to review.  No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .


Unknown said...

I have seen these bags before and always like them. The Disney bag is adorable! What a fun gift that would be, especially for teens/preteens.

Anonymous said...

I think that Disney bag is amazing! I so want one. I had no idea about this line.

Emily said...

My friend has 2 of these, I love them! I think they're unique looking and stylish - and so durable! I've been eyeing them forever!

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

I'm not usually a fan of these types of purses but I love that mickey one!!

Whispered Inspirations said...

Wow, these are so cool. I saw these at Disney I think. I need to get me one of these.

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