A billboard at the center of Times Square will provide the raw material for a new green handbag from designer Helen Marcoschamer, a winner of the first-ever “Best Green Handbag” at last month’s Independent Handbag Designer Awards held at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan. Partnering with 360 Vodka, Helen’s next sustainable handbag design will be centered around re-purposing the Times Square Billboard featuring eco-conscious, 360 Vodka. (more)


Helen’s award-winning “Slim Portfolio” structured bag was created entirely from recycled candy wrappers, 100% handmade in Mexico and Peru via Fair Trade practices.  With every bag sold, Ecoist plants a tree. recycle, repurpose, regenerate…pick up yours @ (approx. $128, pictured above)