UPDATE: It’s official! Congratulations to our lucky winner, Erin N. Thanks to everyone for entering, and many thanks to five Accessories for sponsoring such a wonderful giveaway. We have Great Green Giveaways on an ongoing basis, so check out the latest one.

Christine Hutchinson, founder of Chicago-based online boutique five ACCESSORIES, is generously sponsoring this Great Green Giveaway.

TG_1.jpgOne lucky reader will receive a cool messenger bag (pictured at right), roomy and sturdy enough to serve as an overnight bag, commuter bag, bicycle bag, diaper bag, or whatever you need bag.

The yellow outer shell is fashioned from repurposed mosquito netting, the inside lining is made from repurposed industrial waterproof tarp; black mesh straps adjust for cross body or over the should wear, bag closes with big sturdy buckle.  There are interior pockets, too, to keep everything organized.  Bag dimensions:  15.5″ x 15″ x 4.5″ (retail value $75 + free shipping to anywhere in the USA.)

To enter, simply:

  • checkout five ACCESSORIES and their good causes
  • Then leave a comment on this post, telling us why you’d like to win this bag.
  • Add the following address to your email address book: m at AlternativeConsumer.com.

One lucky winner will be selected in our Random Drawing, and notified by email. Contest ends Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 11:59p (EST). Winner has 24 hours to claim their prize, or offer is null and void. Winner’s name will also be included on this post. Giveaway includes free shipping, anywhere in the USA.

*One entry per person.
*EXTRA CREDIT If you have your own blog, you can post about the giveaway with a link back to this giveaway post. To make sure we know, you can come back and leave a comment with a link to your blog post. If you Twitter, you can tweet about the giveaway (once per day), and be sure to refer to @altCon, and leave a comment linking to the status. You can also receive additional entries 3 more ways: subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter or friend us on FaceBook. (If you’re already a subscriber, just enter a comment to let us know.) Time’s ticking, so start clicking – good luck!

A little company background:  five ACCESSORIES supports grassroots efforts around the globe to aid under-privileged children by donating five dollars of every handbag sold and 15 percent of all other sales to each artisan’s local cause. Their mission is to create income generating programs for individuals, donate a large portion of their sales to worthy charitable causes and foster the use of sustainable material in fashion. Check out their latest income generating program of accessories handmade by the vendors of Chicago’s StreetWise under the Accessories Tab/Off The Street.  five ACCESSORIES has a new location in the Andersonville Galleria, located at 5247 N Clark St., Chicago, IL.

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