There are times when you come across something special that makes you stop and think “WOW” this is amazing, I want one or two. It makes it even better when there is a positive, eco-conscious story behind it and that is just what I found with MyPaperBag.
Inspired by an old, dirty paper bag being carried by a homeless person, Ramon Middlekoop designed MyPaperBag at the request of Goodforall, a DutchFairtrade company founded by Marja Baas in 2007. Goodforall’s goal is to help the poorest of the poor in India by creating jobs where they are needed the most, offering the underprivileged an opportunity, linking projects, designers and creators together in an initiative to have a positive global impact by offering beautiful European design, 100% Fairtrade, environmentally friendly bags.
I had the opportunity to speak with Marja Baas and was impressed with her insight on the plight of humanity around the world and the importance of being environmentally conscious. Goodforall’s vision is to help 20,000 families by 2020. I can’t think of a more eco-friendly goal. You can follow their progress by visiting the European website.
MyPaperBag is the perfect alternative to plastic grocery bags and you know how I feel about those, handmade in ecologically tanned buffalo or cow hide, they come in three sizes, the handbag, the long handle MyPaperBag and the newest member, the Baggie with an across the body strap that will hold all your essentials, and there are three gorgeous colors; blond, chocolate and original medium brown, which looks most like a real paper bag.
These gorgeous bags will go to school, work, gym, and grocery store, keeping all your treasures safe without any concern of ripping, tearing or being environmentally unfriendly. (A word to the wise – you may be stopped by strangers asking “Where did you get that beautiful bag?”.)
Goodforall has been gracious enough to offer a Cyber Monday special this week just in time for the upcoming holidays, for those who mention gogreenamericatv.com when you place your order will get an incredible sale price on the following bags:
MyPaperBag Blond with long handles, regularly $195, sale price $120.
MyPaperBaggie Blond across the body bag, regularly $95, sale price $65.
You can see all the styles in the MyPaperBag line at http://www.goodforall.us. To place an order contact: (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-650-823-0498 PST); don’t forget to mention gogreenamericatv.com. Also you can enter for a chance to win one of these ah-mazing bags when you like Goodforall and MyPaperBag on Facebook here. To learn more about Goodforall, their philosophy and what they are doing to make our world a better place visit their website.
MyPaperBags are the perfect gift idea for the upcoming holidays – gorgeous, eco-conscious and now this week at a great savings, it really is Goodforall and good for you too.
MyPaperBags are the first of several green holiday gift suggestions I will be posting over the next few weeks.
P.S. Congratulations to Gisele Bundchen for her recent honor of being named Best Green Celebrity at the annual Green Awards in London for her work as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program and numerous other environmental initiatives.
Category: Go Green Fashion
About the Author (Author Profile)
Melinda received her degree in Communications from Drury University. After working in marketing for many years, she refocused her career and is now a freelance writer and artist.
Melinda brings her love of fashion, beauty and the environment together to find eco-friendly clothing and products each week.
She resides in the midwest with her wonderful husband and a really great dog.