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Designer extraordinaire, Kenneth Cole who is known for his dedication to social causes has created a limited edition, eco-friendly handbag. It makes “Reusable” fashionable and trendy. The bag, which sports the words “USE ME” scrawled boldly across the front, is meant to encourage people (you & me) to stop using so many plastic bags (FYI: 1,000,000 plastic bags are used and discarded worldwide every minute). Made of 100% natural canvas, this bag makes earthy look chic, it’s cheap ($20) and it’s perfect for all your shopping needs! Plus, $5 from the sale of every bag goes to the Awearness-Kenneth Cole Fund.


From Russian with Love: New Handbag

Another gem this holiday season is from Russia with love! Up and coming fashion designer, Alyona Akhmadullina, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has created a hot, new, eco-friendly handbag too. Made from 100% RECYCLED cotton this is truly an affordable designer handbag. Unlike most designer brands that cost as much as most car or monthly mortgage payments, this bag, like the Kenneth Cole creation, is very affordable at only $40. The trick will be finding one… This one is also a limited edition bag (only 777 in the whole wide world) with the words “for a clean motherland” on large display and proceeds will go to WWF Russia. Alyona explained that she feels that this bag is a symbol of change…not a status symbol. It’s meant to replace plastic bags and/or leather bags that symbolize excess and waste. Sounds good…but the main point here is that this bag is a “must have,” the fact that it’s eco-friendly only sweetens the deal.

The only problem with these cute totes…the whole limited edition nonsense. They will be hard to find and demand drives up price. So, now that I’ve let the cat out of the “bag”…no time like the present. I’m off to find my earthy bag before everyone else does. Gotta run!

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