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Diane von Furstenberg, Vena Cava Design Solar-Powered Bags for Charity

by , 07/11/10

Elle, Portable Light Project, solar-powered bags, solar fashion, solar accessories, solar bags, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, fashion philanthropy, sustainable style

We knew it was just a matter of time before the designers that dominate the fashion pages would jump on the eco-bandwagon. Diane von FurstenbergTommy HilfigerRoganLoomstateZero + Maria CornejoLutz & PatmosLoeffler Randall, and Joseph Muteti joined forces with Elle magazine and Sheila Kennedy, the director of the Portable Light Project, to design nine solar purses that supply both light and power. A charitable endeavor, these stylish bags are currently being auctioned off on eBay with proceeds to be reinvested to further Portable Light’s mission of using energy-harvesting textiles to deliver power to developing communities.

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  1. jnash July 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    What a shame it has to be just “for charity” and we can’t have this just be on the market. That said, it’s certainly a step in the right direction — and very cool!

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