A GIFT THAT GIVES TWICE

 

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY PTFC SUPPORTER DOG TAG WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY ESCAMA HANDBAG

For that special person, for that special occasion . . .

 

Pull Tabs for Charity is proud to offer exquisite gift items from the Escama Studio. These items are handcrafted by Brazilian Fair Trade artist cooperatives and often seen in art gallery, museum and eco-conscious gift shops. All items are made of recycled (yet flawless) aluminum pull tabs and have been creatively designed to appeal to men, women and children of all age groups.

For that special person, you can now give or own something special and further the mission of Pull Tabs for Charity, NIH Charities, and create even more good-will for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As mentioned, all proceeds of sales of Escama Studio items go directly to NIH Charities.

 

Where else can you give a special gift knowing that you are really giving twice? If you would like to purchase an item, just click on it and you will be taken to our shopping cart to complete your purchase. Alternately, you may visit any NIH gift shop and purchase one in person. Shipping is also available if you contact any NIH gift Shop.

 


ESCAMA STUDIO WINS “BEST GREEN HANDBAG” AT THE 2010 INDEPENDENT HANDBAG DESIGNER AWARDS (IDHA) AT PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK.

 

AND WE HAVE THE WINNER

 

Andy Krumholz’s winning “Leda Cut-out Clutch” continues to stand out for its unique design approach: replicating crocheted patterns through the use of aluminum pull tabs, merging modern eco-conscious design with traditional handwork.


 

 

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Show your support for NIH CHARITIES two ways. Wear your Escama proudly, of course but show people that you got it from PTFC by attaching the PTFC Supporter Dog Tag, specifically indicating that proceeds benefit NIH CHARITIES!

For just an additional $15.00  (also available at any National Institutes of Health gift shop) you will receive the PTFC Supporter Dog Tag. Fashioned out of stainless steel and perfect for both men and women, the PTFC Supporter Dog Tag shows the world you care, so please wear and display it proudly.

 

THE NEW PTFC SUPPORTER DOG TAG. Two sided with both logos below included – Pull Tabs For Charity on one side and NIH Charities on the other side.  Produced in stainless by the same manufacturer who supplies standard dog-tags to U.S. military personnel.  And each dog tag comes with a stainless neckchain so you can wear your PTFC Supporter Dog Tag proudly as a necklace or keychain!

 

 

ESCAMA STUDIO ITEMS

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY RECEIVE A PTFC SUPPORTER DOG TAG WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY ESCAMA HANDBAG FROM OUR COLLECTION.

Escama Studios is itself a unique organization.  This U.S. - Brazilian collaboration now employs over 100 artisans who are able to support themselves and their families through the production of these accessories.

WE HAVE THE NEWEST ITEMS FROM ESCAMA:

Escama Smart Bag (Mini Purse for Smart Phones)

This great little cross-body bag is perfect for carrying your smart phone.  It comes with a cross-body strap, and has a soft and silky brocade fabric liner to protect your phone.  It is open on top for easy phone access.  Size:  5.75"H x 4"W x 1"D.  Available in silver thread only.

$65.00

 

Escama Shaggy Bag

This bag is hand crocheted with over 200 post-consumer pull tabs.  The pull tab shell is covered in hand knotted "shaggy" threads, with a fully lined interior.  The bag has a metal zipper and a ballistic nylon wrist strap.  Size:  8"L x 4"W x 1"D.  Available in either Black or Silver thread.

$96.00

 

Escama Danubia Shoulder Bag

This tear-drop shaped shoulder bag is hand crocheted with over 700 recycled pull tabs.  The gussets are made from recycled aluminum can bottoms.  The bag has a silver brocade fabric liner and custom metal zipper enclosure.  Available only in metallic silver.  Size: 10.5"L x 4"H with a 10.5" strap drop.

 $140.00

 

Escama Chica Rosa Clutch Handbag

Mini clutch in a full range of fun colors. * Hand crocheted with over 200 post-consumer recycled aluminum pull tabs * Lightweight and supple aluminum shell. Fully lined with beautiful fabric interior * Size: 8" L x 3.5" H x 1"D Available in: Black, SilverRed, Jeans Blue, Chocolate, Bamboo, Lime Green, Mustard, Olive, Orange, Pink and Teal.
 
SPECIAL ITEM - Escama Chica Rosa Clutch Purse

 

 $44.00

 

 

Escama Silver "Puff" Wristlet Clutch

Compact Wristlet when small is just enough.  Hand crocheted with over 200 post-consumer recycled aluminum pull tabs.  Lightweight and expandable aluminum shell. Fully lined with beautiful silver satin interior and zip closure. The detachable wrist strap has chrome hardware and the clutch measures  7.5"L x 4"H x 1"D.

AVAILABLE IN SILVER ONLY

 $65.00

 

Escama Lenilda Pull Tab Chain Bag

New from Escama the Lenilda Pull Tab Chain Bag.  This clutch shoulder bag with drop in chain strap is hand crocheted with over 400 post-consumer aluminum pull tabs.  It features a lightweight and expandable aluminum shell and is fully lined with beautiful silver satin interior.

  • Zip closure
  • Size: 9"L x 4"H x 1"D
  • Strap Drop: 11"

 

$110.00

 

Escama Silver Pull Tab  Bracelet and Necklace

Aluminum Pull Tab Necklace Chunky yet lightweight necklace made of recycled aluminum pull-tabs and interlocking alumium jump rings. * 18" long * lobster clasp closure Available ONLY IN SILVER
SPECIAL ITEM - Escama Silver Pull Tab Necklace

Necklace $25.00

Bracelet   $18.00

 

Escama Cleo Pull Tab Necklace

'Egyptian' Fan-shaped necklace. Created from recycled aluminum pull tabs and entirely original crochet technique. So simple and yet so elegant. Comes with extender chain and lobster clasp. * Adjustable Length: 20", 22" METALLIC SILVER ONLY

 $38.00

 

NEW - Escama Amelia Mini Purse

New from Escama, the Amelia Mini purse with pull-tab chain handle.  This elegant purse is hand crocheted with over 300 post-consumer recycled aluminum pull tabs.  With a lightweight and expandable aluminum shell, it is fully lined with beautiful silver satin interior

  • Zip closure
  • Size: 6"L x 5"H x 1"D

 

In Silver only.

$75.00

 

NEW - Escama Jody Bracelet

A new design from Escama, this high fashion bracelet is the perfect complement to any outfit, from casual to dressy.

Jody Bracelet    $35.00

 

Escama Cascade Earrings

A fun and dynamic design that creates a sense of movement.  These earrings are triple fringe plated chain with recycled aluminum pull tabs.  They include sterling or surgical steel French ear wire.  Approximately 3" long.

$26.00

 

Escama Brooch

Our unique metallic pinwheel brooch is made of recycled pull tabs.  It has a metal backing with straight pin closure.

$30.00

 

 Escama Pull Tab Belts

Stunning metallic belts. 
 
The Sandra with beautiful oval buckle in matte finish. * Sizes: 'Regular' 39"L, 'Large' 43" L , (1.5"W) * Buckle: Nickel with matte finish, 3.75"L x 2.5"H * Color: Black or Silver
SPECIAL ITEM - Escama Pull Tab Belt

The Lallo has a rectangular buckle that looks great with jeans. Suitable for women and men. Buckle with special two hooked closure for secure fit. Sizes: 'Regular' 39"L, 'Large' 43"L
Buckle: Nickel with matte finish, 2.75"L x 2"H

 
 

The Mack has an oblong buckle that  looks great with jeans. Suitable for women and men. Buckle with special two hooked closure for secure fit. Sizes: 'Regular' 39"L, 'Large' 43"L
Buckle: Nickel with matte finish, 2.75"L x 2"H

 

 

$72.00

 

Escama Jamie Club Handbag

The Jamie is a petite clubbing bag evocative of the iconic chain mail purses made by the experimental designers of the mid-1960"s London.  This purse brings conventional and unconventional materials together in our reinterpretation of this now classic style.  It has custom metal hardware, a metallic zipper and a leather strap.  It measures 8.5" x 4.75" x 1".

Available in Silver or Black thread only.

$125.00

 

Escama Masha Messenger Bag

Messenger-style bag worn across the body. Designed for women who like to keep their hands free. The bag is hand crocheted with over 1,600 post-consumer recycled aluminum pull tabs which form a lightweight and supple aluminum shell. Fully lined with beautiful fabric interior, it has a zipper closure with exterior flap and one inside zipped pocket. The shoulder strap has a hand crocheted liner for comfort. It measures 11.5"L x 9"H x 2"D with a strap drop of 24". Available in Black and Silver only.

$180.00

Escama Spiral Pull Tabs Handbag

This is hand crocheted in a swirl pattern with over 600 recycled aluminum pull tabs. In keeping with the eco-conscious design, the center hub is a recycled aluminum can bottom. This compact and elegant purse makes it a magnet for attention. The purse is fully lined and has a metallic silver satin lining with a zipper closure. It measures 9.5" diameter. 1.5" width, 3.5" handle. Available Only in Silver

$135.00

 

 

OUR FAVORITES

Escama Socorro Handbag

Functional as a day bag or an elegant evening bag. You will get more comments on this accessory than on anything else that you own. * Hand crocheted with over 700 post-consumer recycled aluminum pull tabs * Lightweight and supple aluminum shell. Fully lined with beautiful fabric interior * Zipper closure * Hand crocheted strap liner for added comfort * Size: 11"L x 6"H x 1.5"D * Strap drop 10.5" Available in Black, Silver, Olive, and Teal.
SPECIAL ITEM - Escama Socorro Bag

 $125.00

 

Escama Luci Shoulder Handbag

Hand crocheted with over 1,500 post consumer recycled aluminum pull tabs, the Luci has a lightweight and supple aluminum shell.  Fully lined with beautiful fabric interior and one inside zipped pocket, it has leather shoulder straps and custom cast hardware.  

Size: 13" Height x 11.5" Width x 1"Thickness

Available in Thread Color Silver or Black

 $340.00

Escama Francisca Evening Handbag

The Francisca is a stylish clutch shoulder purse with fold over flap.  Hand crocheted with over 500 post-consumer recycled aluminum pull tabs, it is lightweight with a supple aluminum shell. Fully lined with beautiful fabric interior, it features a zipper closure with exterior flap.  Available in Black, Silver, Olive, and Teal.

 $88.00

 

Escama Leda Cut-Out Clutch Handbag

Hand crocheted with over 700 post-consumer recycled aluminum pull tabs. Lightweight and expandable aluminum shell. Fully lined with beautiful silver satin interior. Zip closure with one inside zip pocket. * Size 11"L x 9"H x 1"D * Internal dimension 6"H x 9"W * Color: METALLIC SILVER ONLY

 $150.00

 

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