Name-dropping is completely appropriate when it’s for a good cause. Take, for instance, the Friends of Al tote from Brooklyn fashion label Hayden-Harnett. Inspired by “An Inconvenient Truth,” the designers Toni and Ben developed the limited-edition cotton canvas bag, which is printed with natural pigment dyes, to benefit global warming charities.

For each bag purchased, the company will donate $25 to Stopglobalwarming.org and will plant ten trees through a donation to American Forests. So, go ahead, advertise your alliance with everyone’s favorite former vice president. After doing so much good, you’re allowed to brag a little.

Story by Lisa Stasiulewicz. This article originally appeared in Plenty in April 2007. This story was added to MNN.com in August 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007.

Canvas bag benefits charities
For each "Friends of Al" bag purchased, the company donates $25 to stopglobalwarming.org and plants 10 trees through American Forests.