If you entered (or plan to enter) the Recycled Record Bowl & Journal Set from It's Our Earth that is still OPEN right now, then you already know a little bit about the the Rahn family - Richard, Xristina, and their two daughters who were their source of inspiration to recycle what were once useful and/or enjoyable things into what are now repurposed, fun, and interesting gift items. I am quickly becoming a huge admirer of their work!
While being in contact with Rich regarding the recycled records, I mentioned to him about the "Bag It! Don't Leave Home Without It In 2012" Giveaway Event. I honestly wasn't expecting him to participate in it, considering we were already working on another item in his shop. So when he said that he wanted to sponsor this event, I was absolutely humbled by his generosity.
I received an upcycled market tote bag made from discarded Colombia Supremo coffee burlap sack. The interior is lined with reclaimed durable cotton fabric, making the bag reversible and versatile. Each of these bags are made strong with 26" Camo Green Army Surplus cotton webbing handles. Whether you are headed to the farmers market or to the beach, these bags are definitely Earth-friendly and eco-fashionable.
Measuring at 15" wide x 14" tall, you can double this tote as a purse and diaper bag or as a wine and picnic basket. I love the raw organic look and feel of this bag. I definitely get looks when I use it, and every so often I get the occasional nod or grin of approval from a kind stranger. The colors and designs on all the burlap bags are definitely eye-catching to say the least. They're perfect for summer getaways. The contrasting interior fabric colors are also pleasing and are a great match for the cooler months.
While this bag is one of my favorite items in the It's Our Earth Etsy shop, there are so many other ingenious products that are worth giving a look over, like their recycled record wall clocks, which includes items like "Twilight Saga," "Grease," and "Smurfs." They make the perfect gifts for any occasion!
Come back here on Tuesday, December 6, because It's Our Earth is giving away one of their burlap market totes during the "Bag It! Don't Leave Home Without It In 2012" Giveaway Event!
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