What is our mission?
The PET Bottle Purse by Magic Craft empowers women in the developing world while raising awareness about waste reduction in the educational sector.
Ethically manufactured and designed with a pinch of Magic & Love.
In the developed world a living wage is a normal expectation. Unfortunately, in the developing world, it is not. We are seeking to change that. The South African women who produce our products are paid a living wage. This works a little magic in improving the quality of their lives and the lives of their families.
How is PET Bottle Purse made?
The bottles used to produce our purses are sourced from waste streams that do not efficiently or sustainably dispose of their waste. Through designing a new product using waste, we are also designing a better waste stream.
Smile with us!
We believe helping can be fun and stylish, our handcrafted products are attractive and built to last. We are sure that our bright colors and googly eyes will spread smiles from Vienna to Africa and everywhere in-between.
The first PET Bottle Purse was created in 2004 by Zitta Schnitt.
On a wonderful and cozy day the designer created PET Bottle Purse while skipping school. She cut down the plastic bottle, with a bread machine and stitched on the zipper with a fishing line. Today she would be delighted, if one of her teachers would read of this.