As always I love to support our local holiday market. In fact for 5 years we also sold Farmerkids Organics goods there. We met many of you then, and thank you all for your continued love and loyalty for our organic goods!
We also have found others that think the way we do, making gifts from eco friendly materials. One such vendor is Engage Green. We love that their bags are made from recycled plastic bottles! I have many of their designs and love them all, including some of the bags made from recycled woven paper. Engage Green is known for its unique, fashionable designs made out of Recycled Plastic [PET], Recycled Paper and sustainable materials like Organic Cotton, Hemp and Cork.
Engage Green carries laptop bags to handbags, coin purses to ipad bags. Even their umbrellas with their logo of the penguin and rooster are made from this recycled plastic!
Very reasonably priced, stylish and fun, these bags make great eco friendly gifts!
The colorful bags of Viva Zapata also caught our eye. I love bags, and these are so colorful, so different! The designer is originally from Buenos Aires, where she was inspired to make bags from the colorful leftovers of vegan vinyl fabric that they use on the seats of buses. The straps are made for use in the heavy window shutters found in Argentina. Seems like these bags are built to last!
I love that these bags are made in Argentina on low tech sewing machines by artisans. Each bag is so unique, it would be hard to pick one!
If you visit the Union Square Holiday market this week until Christmas Eve make sure you visit these 2 wonderful vendors! If you are not in the New York City area you can also visit them online.
Engage Green www.engagegreen.com/
Viva Zapata www.vivazapatabags.com