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Posted By Jill Danyelle On June 10, 2007 @ 5:58 am In Accessories and Fashion,Design,sustainable style sundays | 1 Comment

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POSCH [2] is a line of tote bags [3] created by Montreal designer Luce Beaulieu out of reclaimed fabric. She designs the bags to minimize waste and maximize style. I spotted them on the sustainable style group [4] and was immediately smitten by not just the bag’s design [5], but also the bright presentation.

The bags trademark bird represents the piping plover. When buying a POSCH shopping bag you contribute to saving the fragile ecosystem of the last 500 Piping Plovers still alive in Quebec. POSCH also donates 2% of all sales to Équiterre, a local NGO that empowers citizens by inspiring them to take everyday steps toward reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

They won an honorable mention last year at the first Canadian Sustainable Design Competition called “Closing the Loop” and were part of the first Canadian delegation of sustainable and ethical fashion to participate in the Ethical Fashion Show [6] last October in Paris [7]. A testament to their simple, but appealing design, POSCH completely sold out at 2006 ICFF’s DesignBoom Mart. Get your’s here [2].

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/10/posch-bags/

[2] POSCH: http://posch.ca/

[3] tote bags: http://www.tanky-store.co.uk/tag/tote-bags/

[4] sustainable style group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/sustainablestyle/pool/

[5] bag’s design: http://www.tanky-store.co.uk/

[6] Ethical Fashion Show: http://www.ethicalfashionshow.com/

[7] Paris: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/France

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