Thursday, April 26, 2007

Reduce, recycle, and RE-USE!

"I know this is an environmentally friendly shopping bag aimed at encouraging people to ditch their plastic bags for this more eco-friendly option, but the truth is I won't," said one would-be fashionista."The bottom line is it looks great and I don't want to any squashed tomatoes, cracked eggs or spilt milk on it." Source

Now that the £5 Anya Hindmarch re-usable cloth bags have completely sold out (besides the ones available on eBay for £200), let's hope that these precious bags actually get used and re-used for what they were meant to - carrying grocery, books etc., and not just as a coveted fashionista symbol.

9 comments:

misshoax said...

the only thing that confuses me about this, and don't get me wrong - i love the bag and wouldn't mind having one myself, but apparently they were sent to fashion editors wrapped in plastic bags.

which, well, confuses me to no end...

Anja said...

It's great that celebrities/models/whatever known people pick up stuff like this, because when random people see people they look up to doing environmental stuff they'll do it to, but then of course, as you said, problems like the one you wrote about occurs. If that girl uses the bag maybe 5 times and carries her food in a plastic bag, the point is gone.. let's just hope she won't carry her bag together with a plastic bag with food.. Oh, and I just don't get what this girl would see in this bag if not the message "I'm not a plastic bag" and the fact that it's environmental, I mean, without it it's just a regular light brown boring bag, so then I guess she only uses it because it's "in"? :/

Teresa said...

I still can't believe 20,000 bags were gone in an hour. Insanity!

coco said...

£200 on ebay? what is the world comming too?
if keria knightly and other celebs hadnt been seen with this no one would have brought it

Allure said...

It is good to know that designers care about the enviroment.

*** MeMiLy EdD *** said...

it is good to know the enviroment is being noticed by designers but too much fuss has been made about it it isn't even that interesting design if it hadn't had so much publicity being on celebrities arms and such no one would have taken any notice. x

Tru said...

I like it..cute and eco friendly

alexgirl said...

That's hilarious. I can't believe they're going for 200 on ebay.
But I love this post!! I'm working on a "green" post too--it's all the rage these days, isn't it?!
That is a really cute bag... but I think i could manage putting groceries in it and not just keeping it for other fashionista purposes.

rollergirl said...

Actually (actually), I really liked the style of the bag (and the fact it was only £5) more than the eco message. So if I HAD been able to get one I too would not have used it for groceries. The thing is, people like me are in a minority so on the whole, the message did get across. And I didn't get a bag anyway, groceries or no groceries.