Looking for a stylish "Green" or Eco-friendly themed type bag....

travelbliss

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I am looking for a bag that is stylish and not like a grocery bag for my dear friend who is really into recycling and living "green". If the "I'm not a plastic bags" by AH were still available, they would be perfect for her.....surely there must be some other trendy bags that one can use on a daily basis and not have the appearance of a burlap sack....any suggestions would be great !! TIA !!
 

slidegirlcass

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The bags from Trader Joes are really cute, theyre about $10-$15 each and always have cute prints. My boss carries her "working late" sweats to the office in one and people always think its a purse. Plus they are normally laminated canvas so they are sturdy and easy to clean. I have a plain green one and people always ask if its a patent tote. Haha!
 

cciele

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How about ones from the Ananas Eco Collection? They're made from waxed cotton canvas:
http://www.cocosshoppe.com/store/prodView.asp?idproduct=529
http://www.cocosshoppe.com/store/prodView.asp?idproduct=528

Or from Salvation Sacks, which make handbags from vintage materials:
http://www.salvationsacks.com/

Or if you are looking for a more grocery-type tote for your friend, Reusable Bags has some nice ones (I like the Reisenthal ones)
http://www.reusablebags.com/store/s....html?osCsid=422a4fb20d4d6b410cecf8718bb31bec

and ones from Hayden Harnett:
http://haydenharnett.com/index.cgi?...arnett.com/index.cgi?action=work_travel_totes
http://haydenharnett.com/?action=de...&back=/news/greenisgood.html?#product_picture
 

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May I ask what the budget is ? :smile:

I would suggest you look at Etsy as one source - there are a number of sellers there doing excellent work:

This seller, TabGoesLive, uses "Sunbrella performance fabrics (certified by the Greenguard Environmental Institute)" - which sounds interesting (although I have actually no clue what it really is :smile:)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10593748


sidneyann

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10624282

RumahKampong

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10624806

mandinka

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9365817

Corkandcotton

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10165787
 

slidegirlcass

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I have to throw in that I saw some today at Shoprite that werent super cute or anything, but they say "I used to be a plastic bag" on them and are made from recycled bags that you bring back to the store and dump in a tub. So funny.
 

travelbliss

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Thanks everyone for the links and suggestions.....
I don't have any particular budget in mind.
The Salvation saks would be perfect, unfortunately the majority of the ones are sold out....
Oh, and there is no trader joe's in my state, unfortunately.
Feel free to list more !! Thank you !
 

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Stella McCartney makes bags that look like leather but are not made from any animal materials...for vegetarians and those against killing animals.