Our Products

Environmentalist? Promoter of social good? Style conscious?

We make a variety of products including beautiful tote bags, clutches and zippered pouches, all made from recycled videotapes. Our videotape “yarn” gives our bags a unique texture and interesting shine as they catch the light. All our bags are fully lined, have convenient pockets and are crafted on hand looms here in the United States. Each piece is unique, with its own natural variation—a piece of art for you to wear and use.

These hand-woven pieces are fashioned for you through Social Catalysts’ program that enables individuals with disabilities to work and simultaneously helps minimize our impact on the environment.

Beautiful bags, beautiful people, beautiful planet.™

Our weaving sites are located in Somerville, Allston, and Lawrence, Massachusetts. Lawrence is one of the historical homes of the New England textile industry so it’s a fitting location for the birth of this weaving program.

Where can you buy these products?

Retail Shops

Heads Up Hair Salon

25 Main St, Ayer, MA 01432
https://www.facebook.com/www.headsup01432

2016 Events/Fairs/Markets

MassRecycle 2016 R3 Conference & Trade Show

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 (9am-5pm)
Boston Marriott Quincy
1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, MA 02169
http://massrecycle.org/r3education/r3conference/2016r3conference/

Framingham Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 30th (11am - 3pm)
Center Common, Edgell Road/Vernon Streets, Framingham, MA 01701
Rain location: Framingham High School
http://www.framinghamearthday.org

Andover Crafts in the Park

Saturday, May 7th (10am-4pm)
Central Park, Downtown Andover
34 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA 01810
http://www.craftsinthepark.com

South End Open Market @ Ink Block

Sunday, May 22nd (10am – 4pm)
Sunday, June 26th  (10am – 4pm)
Sunday, September 18th (10am – 4pm)
375 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02118
http://newenglandopenmarkets.com

Ashland Farmer’s Market

Saturday, August 13th (9am-1pm)
Saturday, October 1st (9am-1pm)
125 Front Street, Ashland. MA 01721
http://www.ashlandfarmersmarket.org

Stillman Dairy Community Country Fair

Saturday, September 10th (11am-5pm)
991 Lancaster Avenue, Lunenburg 01462
https://www.facebook.com/Stillman-Dairy-Farm-329742935367

Check out our Facebook Page for an updated list of events, fairs and markets.

Check back for additional retail sites coming soon, or join our email list to hear about new locations and other Social Catalysts news.

Retailers: If you’re interested in carrying forward our mission and carrying our line of products, please email us. We’d love to talk with you!

 

Proudly hand-woven in the USA by individuals with disabilities.

Do you proudly carry a Social Catalysts bag? Let us know your story!