My friend visited me from out of town the other week and brought me the most wonderful hostess gift.
I stopped using Aquanet years ago, ruining
the ozone layer went out
(thankfully) with the 80s big hair. But other than adopting
a more earth friendly grooming habits, I wasn't fast to pick up on other, more green ways of living. I'm a New Yorker so I do rely on public transportation
and limit my noxious fuel emissions to visits out of the city. I do use the biodegradable
cleaning products and I have bought those weird swirly light bulbs, so I guess I am doing my part.
But yes, I am guilty of PBU (Plastic Bag Usage).
Call Al Gore
I am in love with the Papyrus canvas tote "Because Plastic is so Last Year". I think of it more as a day bag, taking it with me as I head out to do all my errands. It easily fit the shirt which needed to be dropped off at the dry cleaner, the return to Saks and an
organic apple (Sure, fruit can be stylish too.). And I filled it up on the way home - stopping at the market to get milk and fruit, tossing in a bag of coffee from Starbucks and a new T-shirt for the gym.
Whole Foods version "I'm not a Plastic Bag" is no longer in production, but the brainchild behind the popular bag which had people lining up in the rain for hours upon
its launch has a store on the Upper East Side. Anya Hindmarch is a British designer who has a shop at 29 E. 60th Street. It is there she sells a variety of apparel including customized canvas totes where you can add your own photos or designs.
Expect to pay for the name though, these custom totes don't come cheap so be prepared to shell out paper for canvas. You may even need to pull the (*Horrors) plastic from your
wallet for these pricey styles.
For a more wallet-friendly version, online retailer Cafe Press sells trendy canvas totes for about $17 offering
this Park Avenue version for a real authentic New York feel.