Re-usable bags have become one of the most accepted socially conscious green themes, which is wonderful. But do you ever stop to think about where your bag is coming from? Enter its-laS-tik stretchy bags of hope, made in the U.S. Not only are these bags chic enough for the most discerning fashionista (check out the metallic range), they are made in a factory in New Orleans that was rebuilt and is staffed by hurricane Katrina survivors. If that's not enough, 5% of profits goes towards helping NOLA's homeless. (psst - they're design for looks as much as comfort: they move with you when you walk, making them more comfortable to carry, and will go back to its original shape after being stretched out.)
Get these at whatsurbag-usa.com for $15-25, or find them at my store, Sustain, when we open in April.