If we were to pick a stereotype about women’s interests, shopping would probably appear. Yet, we know consumerism just contributes to waste and pollution from the production of the goods.
Well, what if I told you you could have your cake and eat it too?
While waiting for my flight home from Reagan National Airport inses Washington DC a few weeks ago, I found the cutest purse in a gift shop that put the biggest smile on my face.
Meet Ecoist -
Ecoist develops unique gifts and fashion accessories for the eco-minded individuals with recycled candy wrappers, food packages, billboards, and other materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. In addition to being adorable, Ecoist plants one tree for every bag bought.
Not only is Ecoist environmentally sustainable, they also make their products with fair-trade suppliers in South America and India, ensuring these workers get a fair pay.
Look at this cool purse made from misprinted and waste bound Coke bottle labels which is part of their Coca-Cola collection.
This sexy looking clutch is from the Ecoist Silver collection which is made from from repurposed candy wrappers. I can’t help but think that this purse smells like spearmint gum.
This subway collection is cool. It’s made from recycled New York subway maps.