Posted by: UrbanGreenGirl | May 23, 2009

Meet Ecoist – Fashion accessories that are green, fair-trade and sexy!

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

Eccist purses made from magazine waste

Ecoist fair-trade purses and clutches from magazine waste and candy-wrappers

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.

Ecoist Coca-cola baguette purse

Ecoist Coca-cola baguette purse

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.

Ecoist Silver Diva Clutch

Ecoist Silver Diva Clutch

This subway collection is cool. It’s made from recycled  New York subway maps.

NY Subway ticket purse

NY Subway ticket purse



  1. I soooo love these bags! I’ve seen some similar on other ethical shopping sites but the Ecoist has some great designs. Thanks for letting us know about it!

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