As you set out to do some spring and summer shopping, it’s easy to gravitate towards the newest and coolest brands, right?
This year, I challenge you to embark on a new kind of shopping adventure:
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “green purchasing means buying smart. Shop with the environment in mind—that is, buy products that help conserve natural resources, save energy, and prevent waste. By educating yourself about the products you buy, you can make a difference in protecting the environment.”
On that note, check out how you can make a difference with 3 recycled handbags.
Looking for a cute clutch for summer? This Recycled Foil Wrapper Clutch Bag can brighten up any outfit. It’s made in Mexico from recycled foil candy wrappers. Some even say “you can still smell the slight fragrance of candy!”
Featuring a sturdy zipper closure, it will keep your valuables secure. Furthermore, these bags are produced and bought under Fair Trade conditions, so you can feel good about your purchase.
Recycled Sailcloth Bag
You can also feel good about this purchase. According to the seller, this Recycled Sailcloth Bag is made of “recycled sails that once navigated the Seven Seas. Well, maybe not all the Seven Seas, but at least one of them.”
The cool part about these sailcloth bags: each one tells you which sea it sailed, the type of sail it was, and which type of boat it came from. Each bag has been thoroughly cleaned and bleached, so it won’t look worn or dirty. But it will definitely have an interesting history!
This Handmade Recycled Newspaper Purse is another green purchase that is definitely one-of-a-kind. It’s actually made of recycled phone books! It’s an off-white, natural color, since it’s made from the white pages. It measures in at 8.5 inches high, and 3 inches wide, with 6 inch straps. A fun and unique way to shop green.
Happy green shopping!