- BASIC INFO ABOUT TappoBag

Headquarters:
“Let’s Eco Party” Environmental Non-Profit Organization
Piazza La Porta 1 - Montecastello
Pontedera 56025 (Pise)
Italy

Project launched: November 2012

Project creator: Stéphanie “Smiler” Lazzereschi


Number of staff: 15

Materials used (per year): around 30.000 bottle caps

Products: 13 models

Distinctions Awarded:
Ethical Fashion Show (at Berlin Fashion Week) - January 2013
Wowcracy for Vogue Talents Contest v.2 - December 2013


- PRODUCTS

- Why is every TappoBag unique or limited edition product?

Because they are made from used bottle caps and other recycled materials. Every material has its own story, its own look and its own state of use. Furthermore, each bag is completely handmade in Italy, and gets its individual look depending on bottle caps used, fabric type and colour, and further customization.
 



- Why are you using recycled materials?

In 2012, we were looking for a waste material not yet used in fashion and highly polluting. After careful research and analysis, we became aware of bottle caps waste as a big problem. So the idea to create a bags brand, using this waste material. With our work, we would like to increase awareness and providing solutions to the problems bottle caps cause to wildlife and humans alike. A worldwide problem.

- Where does TappoBag get all its bottle caps from?
We have partnered with bars and restaurants in Tuscany to repurpose unwanted bottle caps. Instead of having their bottle caps end up in landfills, we reuse them to make our bags.

- Does TappoBag have different seasonal collections?

No, our products are long life design classics.


- Is it possible that my new TappoBag is dirty?

No. If your TappoBag looks “dirty”, it’s due to the natural use of bottle caps. But your TappoBag is clean, because each bottle cap is cleaned and sterilized in our warehouse.

- Is it normal for my TappoBag to have scratches?

Sometimes bottle caps could have scratches, but these are witnesses of its past use and make it what it is. And this story continues as your bag now protects your precious loads from all types of external conditions. TappoBag will keep ageing every day, and proudly bear more marks and scratches. This transforms your TappoBag from a unique bag into your unique TappoBag. 


- What happens if my TappoBag stains?

Like other fabric products, it’s possible that your TappoBag will change colour, too. All you have to do is show a bit of love and care to your TappoBag.

 
- How do I clean my bag?

You just need some water from the tap dabbed on a soft cloth. This will keep your TappoBag shiny, clean and well protected.

- Can I put my TappoBag in the washing machine?
No, you can’t (due to their metal parts).


- ORDERS

- What payment methods do you accept on TappoBag online shop?

We accept Paypal payments. PayPal lets you pay in just a few clicks, without sharing your financial details, for safety and convenience, and without worrying about currencies. With PayPal there's no need to keep typing in your details, so you can check out in few clicks. You don't need a balance in your account, just pay using either your bank account or any cards you'd like to register.

- Why haven’t I received a confirmation for my order?

Mainly for two reasons: you have entered an invalid email address or your order has not been placed properly. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, writing an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Do you sell gift vouchers, online?
Yes, they will be available very soon.



- EXTRA

- Can I sell TappoBag products in my shop?
If you are enthusiastic about the vision of TappoBag, please don't hesitate to contact us for wholesale info and to become part of our upcycled world! Please contact our sales agents directly and provide some basic information about your shop (location, type of shop, brands, pictures, etc.). We will then get in touch with you asap.
Italy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All other countries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Can I visit TappoBag warehouse?

It’s a pleasure. Just contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and if we can find a time that works, one of our volunteers will show you around.

- Do you sponsor events?

TappoBag only does product sponsoring. And we are selective in choosing the events.


- Can I propose a product idea?

Of course. We are always happy to get new inputs from our customers. Just contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Other questions?
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, writing an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.