April 22, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Jennifer
Celebrate Earth Day with these Eco-Friendly Bags!
Happy Earth Day everyone. In celebration of this day, of course I thought it would be suiting to put up a post of a couple stylish earth friendly bags.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Hippy Miss Marc & Penguin
I just spotted these on the Marc Jacobs official website. There the latest Fall 2008 bags from the designer’s second, less-expensive (than his main line) Marc by Marc Jacobs line. Look like Miss Marc has transformed once again to an eco-loving hippy. Very cool. Plus look at that penguin tote, how cute is that? None of the proceeds from these bags go to any organization, but it sure gets the message out â€“ in a fashionable and adorable way.
Juicy Couture California â€œGo Greenâ€? Bag
BagBliss blogger Deysa said this about the this Juicy Couture tote: Do you want a bag that literally makes a statement? If so, look what I discovered via Saks Fifth Avenueâ€™s website, a new design to the California canvas totes by Juicy Couture. This California Go Green Canvas Bag is a roomy tote that displays the words â€œGO GREENâ€? throughout the front of the bag. Arrows forming a â€œrecycleâ€? heart can be found on the toteâ€™s opposite end. The toteâ€™s message is self-explanatory, basically this bags significance is to make a change and to do it in style! Now Iâ€™m not going to ramble on and on about the advantages of going green, but I do feel that the whole recycling and reduction of daily materials concept, does have an importance when it comes to changing simple habits for the good will of Mother Earth.
On this tote, you can find a full canvas body made of recycled organic compounds. Itâ€™s printed (green) interior reads â€œJuicy Coutureâ€? and the brands Yorkie pups can also be found on the totes front end corner. If youâ€™re in search of a grocery shopping bag, a travel or book bag that isnâ€™t going to hurt your pockets, why not this one? Itâ€™s durable, cute and only 75 bucks!
Beau Soleil Reduce, Recycle & Renew Bag
Three words: Reduce, Recycle & Renew. The eco-conscious newbie from designer Beau Soleil wants you and everyone around you, well anyone you walk past, to have mother earth on their conscience 24-7 and remember to Reduce, Recycle & Renew. A fashionable way to encourage environmental friendliness..
How much will this RR&R tote set you back? Not much. Each organic raw-cotton canvas tote retails for $44. It features a couple easy access, snap-patch pockets on all sides, spacious interior ideal for a market sack or beach tote, and a couple snap closure pockets in the interior.
Leftover Bags Realfashion Tote & Thankyoulady Tote
Plastic Bag Facts:
- Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That comes out to over one million per minute. Billions end up as litter each year.
- According to the EPA, over 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps are consumed in the U.S. each year.
- Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, whales and other marine mammals die every year from eating discarded plastic bags mistaken for food.
- Plastic bags donâ€™t biodegrade, they photodegradeâ€”breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways and entering the food web when animals accidentally ingest.
John Baker & Robin Lee, the anti-plastic tote designerâ€™s behind the brand Leftover Bags, created these two bags. At this moment Leftoverâ€™s is sold exclusively at ShopBop, where you will spot only 4 designs by these designers. Pictured above are my two favorites from their current line: Realfashion Tote made of organic-cotton canvas and decorated with a recycle symbol fashion show graphic at front and logo graphic at back. Thankyoulady Tote which is also made with organic-cotton canvas and detailed with girl graciously picking up a plastic bag graphic.
These bags would make a great shopping tote in replace of those plastic bags. Plus they only retail for only $38 a pop.