Sizing & Product Info


The strap handle length of the bag is most important. All bag handle lengths are different measurements. Recycled belt handles are not adjustable at this time:(
Also, when choosing a bag strap handle length please be aware as items are placed inside the bag, the bag pulls down slightly due to weight.

Average height of WOMEN
Average strap handle length on bags:

Average height of a MAN
Average strap handle length on bags:


one-of-a-kind bags

Hand sewn in Cleveland Ohio USA providing local jobs with fair pay.
Cleveland Recycles shopping bags are also sold in local stores to help support local businesses. Our shopping choices impact our environment, ourselves, and our children. We make a difference!

Cleveland Recycles is a for profit company.

Quality Recycled Fabrics
No carbon footprint. Our multipurpose shopping bags are made from recycled fabrics; cotton, wool, polyester, and blends purchased from local businesses. Polyester fabric is plastic. Plastic never breaks down in our environment. Never.

We recycle and reuse fabric to create anew to be reused again and again and again and again and again and again. Depending on the size of quality fabric we find to make the bags, we are able to cut one to four bags from one piece of fabric. Each bag is one-of-a-kind with a different belt handle and image.

To create a light weight durable shopping bag, we select thin fabric for the bag lining to add extra strength. Durable.

After bag production, today, we recycle the cuttings of scrap fabrics into reusable single bag wine sleeves, fluffy comfy dog pillows for local animal shelters, and finally, we use the fabric cuttings to gift wrap each bag sold. Zero waste.

Our multipurpose Cleveland Recycles yoga mat bags are made from recycled jeans and belts. After production, we recycle the “waste” part of the jeans,“jean shorts”, recycled back to local businesses aka thrift stores for summertime fashions. Zero waste.

Our multipurpose Cleveland Recycles purse shopping bags are made from recycled fabrics, purse handles, and purse pockets.

We welcome donations!

We select thin fabric for the bag lining for a more durable lighter weight bag. For extra strength, before cutting the fabrics, we lay the fabric on grain. The fabric grain effects strength and how the bag moves, pulls, and drapes.

Our bags are durable. No seams at the bottom too. Cleveland tough. Many happy satisfied recycler customers return to purchase a second Cleveland Recycles bag and shared their many stories of the amount of weight they had carried.

Recycled belts
Comfy cotton recycled belts as the bag handles. Durable. One handle shopping bags or two handle shopping tote bags.

The bag handles are not adjustable at this time as we tried designing an adjustable length bag handle by using the belt buckle yet it added more weight to the bag.

After bag production, we recycle the belt buckles to local metal scrap yard businesses in Cleveland, OH. Zero Waste.

We figure we humans care about our appearance with our purchases of fashionable clothing wear. Men and woman. Today, many nonrecycled shopping bags are made overseas and have company logos and colors that do not match our carefully chosen clothing outfits with handbags. Some of us do not like logos or images on bags. Cleveland Recycles produces a variety of recycled shopping bags to match our outfits! With a logo/image or without. We care about our customers and our environment by providing recycled reusable products and local USA jobs.

On-the-go shopper
Our lives are busy. We attend school, work, soccer practices, art festivals…while juggling babies, riding buses and trains, bike riding, walking, and tackling stairs. It’s nice to have a single handled multipurpose throw-n-go bag for our hands free to do other things. Most shopping bags are made with two handles. We have those too:)

Our single one handle bags allow for hands free to reach for car keys, house keys, and help children. One is able to carry 3-4-5 Cleveland Recycles bags up three flights of stairs with hands free for hand railings and keys. One can move faster than a speeding child while carrying a stronger fashionable bag and able to climb flights of stairs with hands free!

Bag care
Hand wash cold, line dry.

T-shirts & Sweatshirts

No carbon footprint. We carefully hand pick quality recycled shirts and purchase them from local businesses. We figure we humans purchase a new shirt and wash it thus it becomes a recycled shirt. Zero waste. Zero landfill.

No carbon footprint. We recycle reuse paper and plastic mailing envelopes for our online customers.

We try our best to walk softly on earth.

We stand by our products!