Created from cast-off sails from wind surfers and kite surfers in Maui, these cool, colorful bags are light, weatherproof and ready to haul your stuff from where you be at to where you be going! The material consists of recycled, re-purposed tough durable plastic and nylon materials, which has plenty of life left to it. Sailbags Maui owner, Kristine Hoffman sells purses, handbags and beachtotes which she has designed and created.
$125.00 for the large size at Sailbags Maui
These items are created by a group of more than 200 Haitian artisans called Comite Artisanal Haitian (CAH). The group was founded in 1973 as a non-profit organization.
$39.00 at One World Projects
$17.00 at One World Projects
One World Projects will donate 50% of all Haitian product profits to non-profit organizations such as Partners in Health / Stand with Haiti (www.standwithhaiti.org) and AmeriCares (www.americares.org).
Embroidered covered journal created from recycled cement bags and filled with recycled paper.
$25.00 at Haitian Artisans for Peace International
Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI) was founded in March 2007 with a mission for ‘securing health, education, dignity and hope through economic opportunities’.
Handmade of papier mache from recycled materials by artisans in Haiti.
$45.00 at Stray Dog Designs
Available in 15 different colors. Papier mache crabs created from recycled materials. Handmade by artisans in Haiti.
$135.00 at Stray Dog Designs
Small colorful clutch or purse is handmade by artisans in Haiti out of recycled materials as part of the RARA project. The RARA Project helps underprivileged Haitian women generate income to provide for their families, and trains them in skills such as sewing and weaving, all while promoting environmental responsibility.
$22.00 at The Hunger Site
Recycled empty oils drums transformed into sculptured steel designs .
$79.00 at VivaTerra (VivaTerra is raising money and has already donated $10,000.00 to Carribean Craft)
More oil drum art from Haiti…purchase from Fair Trade Marketplace and while you are at it pick up one of their Organic Cotton Unity T’s and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Fair Trade artisans and farmers in Haiti.
$29.95 at Fair Trade Marketplace
We’re introducing a new advertiser on GreatGreenGoods today …and we are so happy to have them! If you looking for a good looking bag that is also eco-friendly, you can’t go wrong with a bag from instinctive. They are made with recycled materials (the main body fabric, the polyester webbing and the plastic buckles are all recycled) and they are manufactured in a Fair Labor Association and Social Accountability International approved factory. What separates instinctive from the pack is that they have a lifetime “Takeback” policy….which means that if you want a new look, you can return your bag for repair or replacement.
$49.99 at Instinctive
$59.99 at Instinctive
There are additional styles available on the Instinctive website and don’t forget … when you purchase one of these bags, 1% is donated to The Wild Foundation.
Recycled subway map clutch…perfect to hold coins or makeup in a bigger bag or could hold the basics for a night on the town. (The bag has a convenient zipper up on top so nothing will fall out). Also available are clutches made out of barcodes, newspapers, candy wrappers and magazines. Find your favorite trash and have some fun.
$28.00 at Uncommon Goods
If you love color, these are the bags for you! Created and hand painted by Brazilian Artisist Gabi Goncalves, these gorgeous bags are made from recycled truck tarps. So they start off their life functional and utilitarian as truck tarps …then when their use is done, they are recycled in to these beautiful one-of-a-kind bags that will last forever.
Lots of different sizes, styles and prices to choose from at EarthLover Shopping
EarthLover Shopping is a new advertiser on GreatGreenGoods and we are grateful to their support!