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Blogger Babe: Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland

Posted by RD on 7/26/2014 to Community

The Reasons Why We Don't Use Leather in Our Belt Bags

Posted by DD on 7/8/2014 to Community

Materials & Sustainability

Sometimes I feel hopeless about our ability as human beings to stop, let alone reverse, global warming or “climate change.” How we have failed to honor our sacred stewardship of the earth is well depicted in this animated short called Man (2012) by Steve Cutts. Even if you've already seen it, it's worth watching againDo we really need a “higher life form” to step in to save the planet from ourselves?

Just when I started thinking we actually might, a surprising number of people began inquiring about the eco-friendly, cruelty-free aspects of our belt bags / fanny packs. They were curious as to why we choose to use vegan leather instead of “real” leather and wanted to know which was better for the environment. Even though we are a small company, we have access to the same suppliers as most of the major designers...not to mention, most of the vegan leathers we source are actually more expensive than real leather or animal hides. So, why do we choose to use vegan leather?

Real Talk: Ditching My Purse Freed My Spirit

Posted by Administrator on 7/7/2014 to Community
Ditching My Purse Freed My Spirit

Photo: Blogger Jessie Chanes of Seams for a Desire

Recently, at dinner with my boyfriend and some female friends, I announced, somewhat dramatically, that I’d begun phasing out bags. Yes, I told the table, lately, more often than not, I just tuck my phone, card, and keys into my pocket and go forth into the night (or day) with my shoulders and arms completely free of the detritus that so many women lug around on a daily basis. 

Lately, that’s all a bag has been to me: a thing that’s vaguely irritated me for so long I actually forgot I could swat it away.

Monday Mantra: Sylvia Plath on Creativity

Posted by RD on 7/7/2014 to Women
Sylvia Plath on Creativity

"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." -Sylvia Plath

Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo!

Posted by RD on 7/6/2014 to Women
Frida Kahlo Self Portrait

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you." --Frida Kahlo

Today, we celebrate the birthday of the woman who taught us that the ultimate form of art is self-acceptance. Happy Birthday, Frida!