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    Default Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    Eco-Friendly Handbags: Pick Your Style


    Attention Bag Bliss readers! I regret to inform you that Earth Overshoot Day keeps arriving earlier and earlier with each passing year. This year it landed just this last Friday, on September 25th. But wait... what exactly is Earth Overshoot Day? And why should we even care? Well, one way to think about it is to say nature has a budget. Our planet can only produce a certain amount of resources and absorb a certain amount of waste in a given time frame. And with the ever increasing demand of human consumption, resources are now being used at a rate faster than the Earth can regenerate them and wastes are being produced at a rate faster than the Earth can absorb them. At these current rates, we would actually need 1.4 planets in order to be operating in a sustainable fashion. The word "overshoot" refers to the ecological debt that we keep incurring with each passing year. This is something that everyone should be concerned with because we cannot keep going on like this forever. At some point, we will become bankrupt.


    Now I know that we don't tend to think about these things in our day to day lives. Especially when we are living in a world that revolves around consuming. But we can all make a difference by making some simple changes. And I thought maybe it would be fun, since this is a handbag blog, to point out some eco-friendly handbags that are currently available. If we must consume, then why not do it in a sustainable manner?

    1. Urban Junket T.O.T.E. Laptop Bag
    This cute and colorful laptop bag is constructed of 100% organic cotton. Plus the lining is made of recycled plastic water bottles that were transformed into thread and dyed with 100% organic vegetable dyes.
    $99
    Find it at Luggage Online.


    2. Nahui Ollin Envelope Clutch
    This lovely clutch is constructed of recycled candy wrappers. The metallic look makes this clutch perfect for a girls' night out.
    $89
    Find it at eBags


    3. Novella Royale Hudson Studded Clutch
    Check this out girls! This rocker-chic clutch is made of genuine leather AND it's eco-friendly. This beauty was made from recycled vintage leather jackets!
    $395
    Find it at Shopbop.com.


    4. Envirosax Organic Bamboo Shopping Tote
    With all of the billions of plastic sacks out there littering our oceans and our communities, what eco-friendly handbag list would be complete without a reusable shopping tote? This one is made of organic bamboo and linen. Bamboo is 100% biodegradable and 100% sustainable.
    $25
    Find it at ENVIROSAX.


    If you would like more information about Earth Overshoot Day, check out The Global Footprint Network!
    Last edited by boysRsmelly; September 27th, 2009 at 08:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    Amazing post!

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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    The Novella Royale Hudson studded clutch is cute.
    If love is the answer, what is the question?

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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    I love all the bags you featured.

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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    ITA. All the bags features look great. My favorite is the metallic looking clutch made from candy wrappers. The bags are not just earth friendly, the prices are wallet friendly too.
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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    I like Envirosax Organic Tote, it looks so simple and cute.

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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    I like the Nahui Ollin Envelope Clutch. I actually loved ALL this line of bags. Very innovative using candy wrappers to make them! I just read up a little on these bags and they are handmade using a Mayan weaving technique, mostly from factory over-run wrappers or misprints. Candy Wrapper Handbags by Nahui Ollin :: BIO

    AWESOME post bRs!!!!
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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    I love all of these bags!!

    brs!!

    wishlist..
    .sofia coppola monogram
    .vernis alma mm in pomme d'amour
    .artsy mm
    .python galliera pm
    .monogram galliera pm

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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    More than the designs and colors of the bags i found the theme to be interesting. with bags going eco-friendly its high time we should think of reducing our carbon foot prints.

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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    Good Post

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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    Ecofriendly handbags are the way to go.
    I love when designers reuse materials.

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    Default Re: Earth Overshoot Day: Eco-Friendly Handbags

    Absolutely love these bags and such a cool way to be responsible... Great post!

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