Fair Trade Designs – Home

Fair Trade is a term you are beginning to see much more as the eco-friendly movement grows. Fair Trade Designs embodies this ideal with their great sustainable items, each with their own background story of the artisans who create them. Vetiver Root Place Mats – Hand woven from cotton and vetiver root and tied together with vetiver tassels. Vetiver is …

Reusable Grocery Bags and Bacteria

Society has seen a quick adoption of reusable grocery bags, especially with legislative measures in their favor in several cities/states/countries¬† (like Washington DC and the Republic of Ireland). This progressive adoption is understandable on at least three counts outside of these two places as well. Firstly, as these bags are convenient for grocery stores, which in turn will save money …

Recycled Airline Seat Cover Bags – Tierra Idea

We have profiled several companies making bags from recycled materials here. You have bags from recycled juice boxes, recycled firehoses, and recycled bags, but here is a new twist I didn’t see coming- bags made from recycled (or repurposed) airline seat covers. Its crazy to think of all the things that eventually get thrown away, and believe me, airline seat …

Green Bag Revolution Around the World

Around the world, the concept of the reusable bag is catching on with gusto. The reasoning may differ from country to country, but the effects seem to be the same: less waste and more money towards environmental causes. Many people claim that paper is more environmentally friendly than plastic, but the truth is far from that. Paper bags consume over …

Recycled Totes and Bags – UrthBags

I have always been intrigued by the many creative materials used for recycled content bags, especially things like juice boxes. I recently purchased a recycled fire hose bag which I have been delighted with, and I have several recycled cotton, plastic and vinyl bags for shopping and such, but UrthBags has taken the cake with their creative reuse and recycled …