I just heard of these guys and I like what they do---haven't bought a handbag yet, but I plan to.
At Ecoist, they believe in recycling these wasted materials by giving them a new life.
"Ecoist handbags are made from recycled candy wrappers, food packages, and soft drink labels. These excess materials have been discarded due to printing defects or discontinued candy lines. So join us, become an Ecoist, and help us preserve the earth with style.
Ecoist plants a tree for every handbag sold.
We believe that by doing so, we can prove to our customers that we are serious about our commitment to preserving the environment and reducing global warming. Our objective is to inspire other businesses and individuals to join us.
Ecoist works with Trees for the Future to plant trees in areas that have been affected by industrial development, natural disasters, fires, and other causes. Recently, Ecoist has planted tress around the world including India, Uganda, Haiti, Mexico, and the United States."
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