26 July 2008

bags without baggage

From recycled plastic messengers to sustainably harvest rubber duffles, here's a round-up of eco-friendly bags to suit every style.

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Hemp and silk slouch bag
(60/40 blend of eco-friendly hemp and silk)
Was $69, Now $48 - save 30%
Designed to fit the shape of your body and hangs with sturdy straps. Includes two convenient outside pockets for cellphone and sunglasses, and a silk-tie trim.
27"L x 16"W x 11"H
Hemp & Silk Slouch Bag - Blue

Vietnamese Market Feed Bag
(Recycled grain bag)
Great looking bag for groceries or anything else you need to cart around. Each bag is a one-of-a-kind and the design will be a surprise.

18"W x 12"H x 6"D, 21" straps
Vietnamese Market Feed Bag

Yes! Straw Tote
(straw and scrap fabric)
Lightweight and adorably colorful tote bag. Deep gusset, zip closure, interior cell phone pocket.
15"L x 12"W, 26" straps
Yes! Straw Tote

Quilted Messenger Bag by Treetap
(rubber texturized fabric)
Was 274.95, Now $192.46
Made from natural latex from rubber trees of the Amazon Rainforest. Treetap works with native people to extract latex, and their bags are made in Rio. The purchase of this bag helps to ensure the preservation of traditional cultures and the conservation and biodiversity of the rainforest.
Features: inside zip pocket, outside zip pocket, quilted front flap, adjustable canvas strap, and two snap closures. Holds up to a 14" laptop. Due to its organic nature, the product reacts to climate variations and looks different according to the humidity of your environment.
NOTE: the black canvas is a dark forest green, not as pictured.
14"L x 10"W
Quilted Messenger Bag Brown

Solar Powered Messenger Bag
(solar panels, recycled PET fabric)
Great for charging your mp3 player, cell phone, or digital camera. The panels generate 4 watts of power for faster charge times. They're lightweight, tough and waterproof.
NOTE: 3.25 lbs.; does not charge laptops.
14.5"L x 11.5"W x 4"D, 5.5" D with outside pocket
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Daily Grind by Patagonia
(Outer fabric: 64% recycled polyester)
$70.00, Now $56.00
Patagonia is a pioneer in eco-friendly fabrics and manufacturing.
Features: Zippered organizer pocket with internal zippered security pocket; side zippered organizer pocket with detachable key chain; easy access document sleeve; long, adjustable shoulder strap; top-mounted carry handle; fully padded to protect contents; holds 17" laptop or smaller
15" x 12" x 5.5"

Daily Grind

Weekender Duffle Bag by Treetap
(rubber texturized fabric)
Was $288.95, Now $202.21
Features: two outside pockets with snap closures, adjustable canvas shoulder strap, reinforced handles which snap together, and a canvas bottom with metal feet. The exterior is lime green canvas and Treetap rubber.
18" x 10" x 11"
Weekender Duffle Bag Brown/Lime
Yoga Bag
(recycled plastic bags)
Made from plastic bags picked from the trash heaps of a New Delhi slum. Women with no other employment opportunities are paid a fair wage hand pick them in order to repurpose them instead of letting them pile up in the dump.
Yoga Bag

Iris Bag by Helen E. Riegle
(vegan leather)
Was $158.00, Now $126.40
Features a zippered main compartment lined with organic cotton, with internal pocket and an outside pouch.
11" x 6" x 2"
Iris Vegan Leather

Newspaper Clutch by Raw Bags
(100% Chinese newspaper)
Was $75.00, Now $60.00
Adorable woven paper clutch is laminated to protect the paper from
14.5" x 6" x 2"
Newspaper Clutch

Recycled Subway Map Clutch
(recycled subway maps, cellophane)
Recycled NYC subway maps are woven together in a sturdy criss-cross pattern, and then covered in cellophane. Features: detachable plastic wristlet, zip closure, full lining.
8"L x 3.5"H x 2"W
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Lightwire Pack by Patagonia
Was $105.00, Then $79.99, Now $63.99
From the leaders in environmentally sound gear, a daypack for daily trips to the office or day hikes in the mountains. Features a padded laptop compartment. (Fits laptops 13" x 10.5" x 2")
17.5" x 13.5" x 10"

Lightwire Pack (Closeout)

Solar Bicycle Bag by Eclipse
Was $149.95, Now $119.96
Bag mounts to a standard rear bicycle rack for a universal fit and ease of use. Features: single charge port with 1.5 Watts of power; accessory pockets; removable shoulder strap; front grab handle; top flap includes an integrated solar module designed to trickle charge your hand held electronics or extra batteries using a common 12V cigarette lighter adapter.
15" x 11" x 10"
Solar Bicycle Bag