So you’re an eco-fashionista — who looks stylish in pre-loved outfits while always remembering your reusable bag, bottle, and chopsticks for sustainable sushi. If you’re one of those, you likely face the same problem I often face: Finding anything in your crowded ready-for-all-green-challenges purse is a seriously time-consuming task.
I’ve got an ecofashionable solution: Stewart+Brown’s Clover Purse Tote. This tote is the eco-antidote to your I-need-all-this-stuff-but-I-can-never-find-anything woes — because the purse is huge and has lots and lots of pockets.
I keep my key in one side pocket, my reusable tote rolled up in the other. Business cards and Blackberry go in the front pockets, makeup and items I’d like to keep discreetly out of sight in the zippered back pocket. And the main compartment’s roomy enough to hold my notebook, camera, a small water bottle, and whatever I’m reading at the moment.
And of course, as with all other Stewart + Brown products, the Clover Purse Tote is sustainably made. All of the fabric is factory surplus materials left over from manufacturing. The outside’s a cotton-hemp blend, the inside lining a softer organic cotton. The purse is made in the U.S. and is conveniently machine washable too.
The one downside to this purse: The antique buttons, while a cute touch, have a tendency to come undone — which makes me worry my stuff will fall out, though this hasn’t happened yet. The big upside to getting this purse now: The once $105 Clover Purse Tote is on sale at Stewart+Brown for just $32.
For bigger spenders, Stewart+Brown has gorgeous sustainable fashions. See the company’s Spring 2010 Collection — mostly still available with some items on sale at Stewart+Brown — via stop motion video at Ecouterre, and the sweaters from the Fall 2010 collection at Treehugger.
Bottom photo by Siel