Smart Shopping Is Always Green

There are some of us who have cut waaaaay back, but just can't quit cold turkey. And I don't mean smoking, although I did quit recently. (Yay for me!) The can't quit I'm referring to here is shopping. I can admit my faults and this is certainly one of them. I love to shop for … Continue reading Smart Shopping Is Always Green

Handbags Born of Old Leather Jackets

A company born of passion, based on the concept of upcycle rather than brand new, reMade USA makes handbags that hit the eco target. The San Francisco-based company creates one-of-a-kind stylish, sophisticated bags out of recycled leather jackets and scrap materials sourced from thrift stores and car and furniture upholstery companies. They also accept donations … Continue reading Handbags Born of Old Leather Jackets

The Tote That Takes Your Laptop Traveling

With all things digital nowadays, it's not surprising that my friend's 12-year-old didn't know you could still shoot 35 mm slides. Some of us remember when you couldn't shoot anything but... ...but let's move on. I have fond family memories of my dad's slide shows. He's a photo fanatic who never went anywhere without a … Continue reading The Tote That Takes Your Laptop Traveling

It’s Not a Hand-Me-Down, It’s a Hoakon/Helga

You know the feel of your boyfriend's really worn, totally weathered and super sexy leather jacket? Kinda like butter, right? That's what I think of when I see the recycled leather handbags by Hoakon/Helga. I think of butter. Well, not exactly. But Hoakon/Helga bags are really soft and sumptuous to the touch, not to mention … Continue reading It’s Not a Hand-Me-Down, It’s a Hoakon/Helga