Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Spotlight: Neela bags

I first came across these eco-chic Neela bags at a Skirt! Magazine event. Guests at the event received gift bags and the best giveaway inside was a Neela wine bag...so cute! Since then I have proudly carried their standard market tote on my shoulder (thanks, Tatiana!) and perused their website, which includes all their products, including their signature bag, the Fold-Up Market Tote.

Let me tell you that these bags are a fab way to go green! Colorful designs range from diamondweave to giraffe to damask and more. They also have extra compartments too. For example, my standard market tote has compartments for libations and there's also a side compartment where I can put my keys or gum. Enough about me and my bag! These products would be perfect to nudge someone into going green or for those that have already taken the plunge to save our environment.

While you don't really need a reason to nab a new bag---just to give you some gift for thought:)the recipient could take a her/his new Neela bag to the beach, their next outing to the farmer's market or grocery store. The bags are versatile and at the same time helping the environment.

Here's some additional information about Neela...

From the horse's mouth (i.e. Neela bags website):

At Neela, we believe that by making a few small changes in our daily routines, together we can make a big difference for the environment. We've started with reusable, recyclable bags in brilliant patterns and colors. If you use Neela bags in place of paper or plastic for a year, you can save nearly 1000 bags from certain death in a landfill near you. Join us in making paper and plastic a thing of the past.

I will leave you with this fact: Plastic material being dumped into the ocean is responsible for killing up to a million sea creatures yearly. Don't mean to be Debbie Downer but the facts are the facts!

sources: neelabags.com, gogreenlifestyle.net
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