Reusing? That’s a priority for GG2G founder Dayan Moore whose handbag line is created completely out of recycled restaurant seating vinyl, billboards, bicycle inner tubes, recycled glass bottles, P.E.T and other sustainable fabrics. All bags are even lined with organic cotton or salvaged fabrics to add to their sustainable design.
GG2G stands for Green Goods 2 Give and 2 Get and after visiting their online store, you might be gifting a lot from how inspired you feel. After all, who do you know that has a recycled restaurant seat or billboard bag?
Says the GG2G site: “All billboards are sourced locally (not shipped around the entire country) cut locally, washed locally (using Seaside Naturals non-toxic cleanerâ„¢, a local company) and sewn locally, thus reducing our carbon footprint dramatically. Our webbing is made in the USA, and whenever possible our notions are sourced in the U.S.”
Not only is the brand keeping viable material from entering the landfill, but GG2G is donating a portion of each sale to Farm Sanctuary, a hardworking group that works to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy.
This little gem of a bag, the Gyoza clutch, is one of the pieces made from recycled restaurant seating vinyl, and if you’re feeling unlucky and don’t want to take the chance you might not win, you can go to the site and buy it straight out. There are also a few color choices – so if you do win, Dayan has offered to send you swatches to pick from and then she’ll send. Sound good?
Not to mention if you do purchase this beauty of a bag, GG2G has vowed they will give a percentage of all Gyoza clutch proceeds to Farm Sanctuary which means three things:
1. You just got a great bag.
2. You joined the vegan movement surreptitiously.
3. You helped a group of people who want to make sure animals are never made into a bag.
A trifecta indeed.
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