The great thing about the modern environmental movement is that eco-friendly products of every kind are becoming available. Previously, environmentally-conscious consumers were stereotyped with the classic image of a tie-dye shirt, flowing skirts or baggy pants and some kind of hemp-woven bag. But today, you don't have to look like a hippy to be environmentally conscious.
Ashley Watson, a Canadian designer, created a recycled handbag that is ultra chic. Her slouchy, soft handbags are made from recycled leather. Each one is hand-made and completely unique. Another designer, Beth Springer, is based in Venice, California. Springer has a studio where she sells all kinds of hand-made things. With the waste that accumulates from her products, she makes handbags. Springer believes in zero waste and her new collection of handbags is made from reclaimed and vegetable dyed leathers. Designer Allison Teich created a similarly wonderful line of handbags. She used vegetable-tanned and chrome-free leather and combined it with vintage materials and fabrics. The handbags are made with a mix of eco-friendly fibers, as well.
If you don't want to buy a leather handbag, there are so many other eco-friendly options. One such bag is the Ecoist. It's actually a collection of handbags, and they're all made from recycled candy wrappers. The difference between Ecoist's bags and other candy wrapper bags is that these sophisticated handbags don't look like you're carrying around remnants from a candy binge. On the contrary, these bags are classy and super eco-friendly.
You can also find eco-friendly handbags made with softer materials, like Ella Vickers' recycled sailcloth handbags. With recycled sailboat sails, Vickers created a variety of bags ranging from messenger bags to small, elegant purses. Another classy, eco-friendly designer is Heather Heron. She used organic European hemp in all of her handbags. Heron's bags are incredibly chic and eco-friendly at the same time.
Kim White is another eco-friendly designer, but her spin on it is unique. She uses reclaimed car upholstery from car models from the 1970's and 1980's. White's bags are unique, functional and fun. Each bag comes with a tag that shows the model and year of the car it came from. Passchal is another handbag company that turned to vehicles for their materials. They use truck or tractor tire inner tubes. With this reclaimed rubber, Passchal has created a chic line of handbags that is super classy and super eco-friendly. So whatever your style and taste, EnviroCitizen.org is sure that you can find an eco-friendly handbag that suits you and the environment.
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