Saturday, August 31, 2013

Maggie Bags Cicily Tote Review


 
I have another awesome bag from Maggie Bags to share with you called Cicily Tote and I got the one in Black. But there are other colors available but because Fall/Winter is coming, I decided to go with black because it is such a classic color for this season.
 
I know that most of you have heard about Maggie Bags and have seen them all over the place so it's no shock to you that they are made from seat belts! Yes, I said seat belts. Maggie Bags did something very remarkable in that they figured out how to make these really strong bags by getting companies to give them leftover seatbelt material.  
 
 
I love the colors that they line the insides of their totes with, don't you? They are rich and vibrant colors that contrast with the outside color of the totes. The Cicily is a very nice, sturdy handbag but not too big that you can't use if for your everyday life.  It features a zippered pocket, cell phone pocket, and key pocket. It also has YKK zippers and four-nickel plated feet on the bottom

I know that once you have a Maggie Bag, you will want more than one, just like me! They are awesome to have and a lot of fun because you will get all kinds of compliments, questions and complete shock when you tell people what they are made of.

One of these days I am going to break down and get the Tote of Many Colors in Patriot Combo color! I keep saying I am and then get sidetracked but hopefully, one day I will remember to ask my husband to get it for me either as a birthday present or for Christmas or maybe an anniversary gift. Isn't it gorgeous?



There are many colors that you can choose from in the Cicily Tote line. See the below picture.

 
Here is what Maggie Bags says about the making of their bags: 
Finding new applications for industrial materials has always been a goal of Maggie Bags™ and Adrian’s, Inc. Seatbelt webbing is not made for handbags. It can be a very difficult material to work with.  We are using a material that is not originally designed to bend and move in the way we are using it.  As a result not every bag will have perfect lines, perfect shapes or perfect construction.  It is part of what makes our products so unique.
 
 
These are some of the colors available from the seat belts that they collected. I can't even imagine who goes out and collects these used seat belts and what all goes into the process but I am thankful that they thought of using the seat belts for their handbags and totes.
 
I grabbed a little bit of history about Maggie Bags, but feel free to check out the rest of their story.
The Maggie Bags™ legacy began with our parent company, Adrian’s, Inc., launching Tennessee Webbing Products in 1991. Tennessee Webbing has kept millions of yards of narrow fabrics out of landfills since they began operation. Here at Maggie Bags™, our mission has always been to do our part for the environment. 
Maggie Bags™ launched our first line of seat belt handbags in the spring of 2009 with a handful of retailers and a little online store.  Today our fashionable and functional seat belt purses can be found in hundreds of retail locations across the United States, many online retail stores and in our own online store.
Maggie Bags is having a Labor Day Sale going on so you might want to take advantage of the sale and get yourself an awesome handbag or tote! Just click on the below image.

 
Lastly, you should know how to care for your Maggie Bags so that they last a long time and keep their beautiful shape.

Follow the below directions:

Maggie Bags™ are machine washable on a “delicate” wash cycle with chlorine free detergent. To dry, lay flat on a towel or hang in a dry place. Because many Maggie Bags™ are made from recycled materials and dye lots may vary, we recommend you wash your seatbelt handbag in a lingerie bag and separate from other items. We also recommend warm water and mild soap on a clean cloth for removing most common stains. Please be certain to thoroughly test an inconspicuous area prior to actual stain removal to avoid uncontrollable variations in material reaction.

Connect with Maggie Bags:

Mailing Address
PO Box 6091
Knoxville, TN 37914
Telephone: 877-546-1828
Fax: 865-522-5824
Email:  info@maggiebags.net
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Maggie Bags has so graciously offered the winner of my Spa for Ma Giveaway Winner their own Cicily Bag in the available colors that are in stock at the time of the giveaway ending. The giveaway starts on September 2nd and ends on the 16th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

3 comments:

rebeccabasset said...

Wow such a neat idea! I didn't know that they made their Bags out of Seat Belts. Thanks for your review!

Danielle Royalegacy said...

What an interesting idea to make a purse out of a seat belt! Would make it very durable.

Barbara Platt said...

Love they are eco friendly