She had me at, “high style, low impact.” Designer Helen E Riegle, of HER Design has been creating eco conscious handbags since 2004. HER kicky and fresh spring-summer 08 collections are comprised of natural fiber and sustainable fabrics — organic cotton, hemp, linen, Cradle to Cradle wool, recycled polyester and recycled PET. She also uses microsuede — made from 100% recycled content, nylon-based PVC-free synthetic leather and the Treetap “wild rubber” is from the Amazon. (I know, a long distance to go, but it trumps petroleum-based rubber any day.)
Honesty is made from Cradle to Cradle wool, (also available in linen or microsuede and in a few different colors), with vegan leather trim and recycled PET lining. You could use this bag year-round and for years to come.