Fair trade eco-fashion in 'Eat, Pray, Love'
Fair trade fashion hits the big screen when Julia Robert's character totes an upcycled Hobo Bag in 'Eat, Pray, Love.'
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 05:17 PM
Julia Roberts in 'Eat, Pray, Love' (Photo: Courtesy of letyourselfgo.com)
Despite the many recommendations from my friends, I haven’t yet read Eat, Pray Love
— so I don’t know if Elizabeth Gilbert’s book addresses any eco-ethical concerns. However, I do know that in Eat, Pray, Love
the movie — starring Julia Roberts and out in theaters this August — the star of Pretty Woman carries an eco-fashionable fair trade purse.
That purse is a Hobo Bag, made from repurposed Kantha quilts and lined with vintage saris by fair trade artisans in India. The roomy tote’s available at fair trade store Seven Hopes United
I don’t know of any other fair trade purses that have made it on the big screen, but another upcycled eco-ethical tote’s a favorite of a TV heroine — Ugly Betty. For a good part of a season, Betty Suarez hauled around Rebagz’ Large Tie Tote
, made of reclaimed juice packs by fair trade workers in the Philippines. The Betty look can be yours for $90 at Rebagz
Photo of Hobo Bags courtesy of Seven Hopes United; Ugly Betty screenshot courtesy of ABC.com
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