Ready for a really fun giveaway? As recycling comes more to the forefront, some very innovative items are moving into the picture. I really believe that we’ll see more products made of recycled materials entering the fashion world over the next few years. And why not? There are lots of items that can’t really be recycled, and with some creativity we can have some interesting twists to fashion. For instance, a company called Ecoist. They create gifts and accessories from recycled, organic, and sustainable materials.
That leads us to this darling little clutch pictured to the left. Made from recycled and hand folded candy wrappers, this Confetti Baguette is definitely a colorful accessory! It’s 10″L x 5″H, and the construction is surprisingly sturdy. A bright yellow detachable wristlet makes it easy to carry, and gosh darn, it’s even waterproof! What I really like about the bag is how fun it is to study the candy wrappers up-close. The one I’ll be giving away is made of Mexican candy wrappers, so you can brush up on your Spanish while digging for your lipgloss. Ecoist makes several different styles, so if the bright colors aren’t for you, you can try something more subtle like the Newspaper Baguette. But I’d recommend brightening things up with one of the Confetti bags!
Oh, and if you’re wondering if there’s old candy stuck to the wrappers, let me ease your mind: The wrappers used are in fact new, but waste product nonetheless. So Ecoist is keeping rolls of unused candy wrappers, newspapers, Coca-Cola labels, subway maps and more from hitting the landfills. I’m so fascinated with the process used and the different designs that I’ve included lots of photos here for you to look at. But don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to win the Confetti Baguette ($45 retail)!
Multiple Options for Multiple Entries:
1.) Just visit Ecoist and tell me what else you liked or learned there. (You may enter once a day.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.
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Feel free to do all four to gather multiple entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, to enter.