Saturday, January 12, 2008

Are You an Ecoist?

Ecoist candy wrapper hand bagI am! And I'm super excited because my new Ecoist bag finally arrived yesterday! Michael gave me a blue one last year for our anniversary, and I use it every day. This year, he bought a confetti bag for me for Christmas and they accidentally sent the wrong style. He let me open it anyway and said he had already contacted the company about the mix up. They were really sweet and yesterday, I received the correct bag. Ecoist's candy wrapper line is full of colorful bags made out of misprinted labels that they collect from printing houses. This is keeping tons of material out of landfills, making awesome products, and planting trees (they plant a tree for each bag purchased).

Ecoist candy wrapper hand bag
They have many other flavors to check out including billboard bags (made from heavy duty movie posters), and soda can tab bags.

Other shops to find recycled bags:
MoJo
PopTopLady
Reiter8

12 comments:

Kellybot said...

Sweet bag!
My favorite for recycled billboards is relan: http://www.relanbag.com/mainframe.html

GreenSpaceGoods said...

dude. kelly, I'm in love. Thank you SO much for the link. I like that they are made in the US. I checked out eco-handbags too and their skateboard bags rock!

Ayanna said...

I have an ecoist bag! It's silver with a pink zipper.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Love it! How wonderful they plant a tree for each purchase, it is a two-for in environmentalism :)

Leah said...

Very cool. My six year old has decided that he wants to recycle trash into art and I can't wait to show this to him!

oddist said...

Great bag. dig those crazt colors!

ara133photography said...

That bag is completely fabulous!!! I'll have to check them out! :)

Chocolate and Steel said...

I love it! I can't believe that those are made out of misprinted labels. What a great use.

My bags aren't nearly as cool but they do the trick. Thank you trader joe's.

Shiny Black Shoes said...

that is awesome!

Chris Stone said...

Beautiful bag!

Shannon said...

What a beautiful bag, on multiple levels. :)

Jennifer Ramos said...

this is soooo cute, i love it! i want one. great idea.

Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'
www.madebygirl.com

 

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