by , 08/25/05

Recycled Phone Book Bags

Recently there was some public outcry against the continued practice of mass home delivery of unsolicited phone books. With communication almost totally computerized, phone books are good for about two things: makeshift booster seats and doorstops. Neither of these options brings much redemption to a useless load of paper. Happily a women’s cooperative in the Phillipines has found a way to coax function and style out of obselete phone books. These Lenore Tote bags are handwoven with recycled phonebook pages, with such care and artistry that they would be fabulously cute even without the added value of social and environmental responsibility.

The bags are the perfect size for beach-bumming or farmer’s market shopping.
Style with conscience. Does it get any better than this?

Check them out at Hip&Zen, where you can find a whole host of fair-trade, eco-friendly products to outfit yourself for the dwindling days of summer.

On sale now for $60 each.

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  1. patrik May 28, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Pretty good post.I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope. you post again soon.

  2. Jill Fehrenbacher October 15, 2005 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Donna- Thanks for your interest in this product. As it states in the above article, you can buy the bags online at Hip&Zen. Just follow the link above to be taken to Hip&Zen’s website.

  3. Donna Metzger October 14, 2005 at 7:44 pm

    These book bags are adorable! They’re stylist, yet practical. Knowing they are putting to use a recyclable material gives me a reason to purchase one! Where can I buy one?

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