Green Eyed Monster

Green Eyed Monster

Founded by sisters Kimberly and Ashley Ulmer, Green Eyed Monster is a brilliant concept in eco-friendly, multi-dimensional business.  Not only does it provide a much needed product (reusable shopping bags), but it encourages artistic expression, friendly competition, and community interaction. Green Eyed Monster bags are high-quality eco-friendly products made from 100% post-consumer recycled cotton and recycled plastic bottles. Unlike many other reusable bags, they are big enough to handle grocery shopping for a family–dimensions are 15” high x 18” wide x 4” deep! The bags are affordable and  only cost as much as a new…

Canopy Verde

Canopy Verde is the next up-and-coming eco-friendly handbag company. With simple, clean lines and versatile colors the collection lends itself to pan-seasonal use that conscious consumers are now looking for. The bags are made from organic cotton and bamboo, chrome free leather, and chemical free dyes for the fabric and embroidery main website, where they are also available for purchase. In 2007 Canopy Verde launched and has had great success in both online and boutique sales. The creator of Canopy Verde is Linda Wong, an ambitious new mom who has worked…

Heidi and Seek

I love indie designers.  They have no fear.  They don’t have to worry about pleasing a mass market sensibility just to keep their stock holders happy; and they can be as creative as they want to be–on their own terms. Heidi and Seek is an independent label of mostly one-of-a-kind pieces by designer Hayley Lau.  Her look is edgy, hip and unique.   Made from reclaimed materials, the fashions of Heidi and Seek are unexpected, pairing unusual fabrics, textures and colors with surprisingly modern results. Hayley Lau, the label’s founder, designs and…

Paper Treasure Jewelry

I got an email from a lovely young lady named Jesseca McCloskey, based out of Portland, OR.  Seems she has a sustainable jewelry business where she makes beautiful earrings, necklaces, and charm bracelets out of recycled vintage and antique components. Her stuff has lots of whimsy, and an authentic look because of the quality of the materials she’s working with.  I actually found several things on her site that I fell in love with, and I’ll share them with you here. Pay her a visit at her official…

ZAUM handbags!

The small, hip design company ZAUM has recently launched a new line of eco-friendly, handmade bags that include the Avia, the Spesa, and the Lola; made from either organic cotton, natural handmade felt, and/or recycled materials.  Everything, including the shipping materials, has been designed with the environment in…