Black Nilza Tote Bag


DSCF7059_1024x1024@2xA reader asked us if we could find a recycled bag that looked good as a present for his girlfriend, we think this could tick all the boxes.

Meet Nilza.

Strong; hardworking; can carry the weight of the world on your shoulder like it’s nothing: it could only ever be Nilza. Dona Nilza is the woman at the helm of Casa de Maria, a non-governmental organization that survives purely on donations to feed over 250 people a day. But she isn’t just it’s founder – she is its heart and soul; a pillar of strength after which we simply had to name our strongest ever bag. Crafted from repurposed seatbelts once destined for landfill, the Nilza tote bag is tough and durable by nature, and able to carry more than could ever seem possible – much like the woman who inspired it.

Ways to wear: 

  • Over-the-shoulder
  • On the arm
  • Crossbody


  • 1 padded laptop compartment (fits 14” laptop) with closure
  • 1 padded tablet compartment with closure
  • 3 slip pockets for phone, lipstick, pens and more
  • Large side zipper pocket for loose items
  • Full closure via zipper lip along inside edge


Made from decommissioned seatbelts that were soon to be relegated to landfill or burnt. And whilst these seatbelts were no longer suitable for use in vehicles, they were destined for bigger and better things. Having been cleansed and redyed using a natural dying process to give it back its sparkle, each seatbelt was given a new life as part of the products you see before you today.

And we didn’t stop there!

Each seatbelt bag design comes fully lined with a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, no less. Plastic bottles were chopped up into tiny pieces and then heat treated along with scrap fabric fibre to make a brand-new thread. Then – ta-dah! – this thread is woven into the material we use for our products.


Silver – featuring YKK Zippers throughout.


Wrapped up and ready for you in the BELO Dustbag.


We deliver to all round the world!

Available to buy from Belo for £185.


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