I just can’t help but be impressed with Eastwood Mall’s Enviro-Chic bag, designed by Rajo Laurel. We gotta love our own, and it’s the nicest of the eco-friendly, recyclable bags I’ve seen. Yes, even better than Anya Hindmarch’s I Am Not a Plastic Bag.
And it’s all for a good cause. The handy tote bags were created by the women of Payatas (known as Quezon City’s dumpsite) under the Rags 2 Riches Business Enterprise. Look at the nifty bag handle. They were woven together using rag materials, the kind of doormat used in Filipino homes. In reality, they’re clothing materials left over from garment manufacturers and fashioned into these lovely works of art.
The bag materials come in all sorts of attractive colors. They sell at P600 each, and shouldn’t be for naught as it is of ample size, and leave much room for shopping. The sales clerk tells us college students have been buying these too, as a reliable holder for their books.
Looky! The scrap materials are transformed into these beautiful purses too. At P150 each.
Rating: If you must own an environment-friendly bag, make it this one!