Diane von Furstenberg Solar Bag. Designers for Portable Light Project!
It’s been a while since we here at BagBliss featured an eBay auction, but this is one that I just couldn’t pass up telling you about. The Elle Portable Light Project sale features designer created solar panel purses that generate clean, sustainable energy, with 100% of the proceeds going to a charity!
(drooling over the Diane von Furstenberg tote! (pictured above). Current bid only $150!!)
The Portable Light Project is a non-profit initiative that provides solar kits to those in poorer countries who don’t have access to electricity by creating new, fashionably chic ways to deliver de-centralized renewable power and light to the developing world. And it doesn’t stop there, the team over at PLP even partnered up with non-government agencies to help train women to integrate the technology into fashion using their local textile materials and techniques. The end product is something amazing: culturally diverse bags, blankets and more that generate clean, sustainable energy and light, while supporting local economies.
And now you can score one of these amazing, highly limited edition solar bags that were recently redressed by 9 influential designers. The designers worked with brilliant architect Sheila Kennedy and project leader Charles Garcia to create the amazing solar bags. The list of designers includes Tommy Hilfiger, Loomstate, Loeffler Randall, Lutz & Patmos, Roman, Vena Cava, Zero + Maria Cornejo, and even Diane von Furstenberg!
Each of the bags are outfitted with a small, flexible solar panel, a HBLED light, a rechargeable battery pack, and a USB port.
100% of the proceeds benefit the Portable Light Project! Which benefits charities and non-governmental organizations that work with women and children in Haiti, Mexico, Central America, India, and Africa.
Prepare to be amazed… See the listing Here!
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