Saturday, August 2, 2008

Stylishly Going Green

Going green is getting a lot easier these days with many companies introducing environmentally friendly products and smaller eco-friendly companies stepping out of the shadows and offering up some really cool wares.

The newest green friendly product to be introduced at the gallery is a line of handbags by Brooklyn, NY based company Engage Green. They make going green stylish with their recycled bags that come in fun and funky prints and colors. Engage Green woven paper bags are water-resistant and biodegradable. They mix their recycled paper fibers with organic cotton fiber to create bags that are stylish, durable and friendly to the environment.

Engage Green Recycled Handbags
Engage Green's Clutch, Satchel, Shoulder Bag and Cosmetics Pouch

Recycling Facts about Engage Green

- Less trash in landfills means lower disposal costs and less pollution from waste carting, as well as lowering the impact the discarded items themselves would have on the environment.

- Using recycled paper pulp saves energy in the manufacturing process. 60% to 70% less compared to virgin pulp.

- Recycled paper manufacturing uses up to 55% less water than virgin pulp and helps preserve our forests.

- Manufacturing with recycled paper reduces air emissions by 74% compared to virgin pulp manufacturing.