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Press Release: Earth-Conscious meets Fashion-Conscious with TORRAIN handbags

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Amazing Recycled Bags That Make being Green, Red Hot

TORRAIN was born in 2009 when founder, Nyla Jano visited a night market in Cambodia and was struck by a local woman, Sothea’s, innovative use of recycled materials. Sothea purchased discarded materials and then employed local families to wash, dry and sew them into colorful tote bags. Nyla quickly introduced herself and the two discussed a way for Nyla to design more products back home in Portland, Oregon, while providing an opportunity for Cambodian artisans to produce them at a fair wage and in the comfort of their own communities—TORRAIN was on its way. Today TORRAIN is a company that ensures the well-being of its artisans while encouraging unique and vibrant style paired with a global conscious.


TORRAIN bags are all handmade from durable, lightweight and water resistant bags previously used to transport cement and fish feed in Southeast Asia. Featuring fully lined interiors, strong zippers and interior slip and zipper pockets, TORRAIN handbags and wallets are just as durable  and functional as any quality bag, but with color, style and a flavor all their own. Plus, with a large variety of shapes and styles to choose from and colors and patterns that change with the seasons, TORRAIN is a fashionable and fun way to express and spread a love for the planet while fostering communities both here and abroad.


Picnic HandbagKeep things light and bright with TORRAIN’s Picnic Handbag.  Compact, but with plenty of room for daily essentials, the Picnic Handbag is a go-to for grab-and-go days. Featuring durable zip closure, stylish metal ring strap attachment and convenient interior pockets, it keeps everything organized and easily at hand. Plus, water resistant exterior keeps wallets and electronics dry. Perfect for lazy days in the park, a movie date or quick jaunt to the store, this handbag can do it all while looking great.

 Rock a carry-on that packs a punch with TORRAIN’s Small Duffel Bag. Stylish, water resistant and amazingly cool, this duffel is sure to turn heads whether at the airport or in the gym. With side cargo pockets for easy access, removable nylon strap for comfort and interior pockets for keeping essentials safe, this vibrant and handy bag helps get the job done and looks good doing it.


Clutch WalletPut some whimsy in that wallet with the TORRAIN Clutch Wallet. Equipped with a cotton interior lining, coin and card pockets and plastic ID window, this is one wallet that’s not only incredibly unique, but amazingly functional. And with striking colors and designs like Sea Green Mermaid, Sand Elephant, Lotus Flower and more, those cards, cash and coins have never been better dressed.


Today, TORRAIN has expanded to employ communities that have been displaced from their farmlands, affected by landmines or devastated by polio. With designs that are ever-evolving and a commitment to inspiring a respect for our globe and its people, to preserve and to recycle, TORRAIN will continue at-home (with a U.S. made line) and abroad to produce quality products that exude style, functionality and consciousness.


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