I love this bag from YSL:
But with a price tag of almost $2000, I am guessing it is NOT made from old zippers. But why not? It could be!! Here are some awesome bags made from things that would otherwise end up in a landfill:
Ashley Watson makes all of her AMAZING bags from reclaimed leather. $345 (Buy here.)
This sweet little clutch is made from reclaimed vintage upholstery (prob. from an old sofa cushion or something). Avail. on Etsy here. ($120)
This eco-friendly handbag is made from 2 layers of factory excess industrial wool felt
and has a zipper sewn around the edges. Get it here (via Elsewares, a very cool site). ($115)
These last two are made from some thing I never expected . . . wait for it . . reclaimed car upholstery from the 70s and 80s!! Find them at Kim White Handbags. $95 and $105.