Purses with Purpose: Angela & Roi
Angela & Roi handbags and purses not only look great, but also tell a story and make a difference. The color of each handbag relates to a different form of cancer, and with every purchase a donation is made to one of 11 nonprofits that work with Angela & Roi. Each bag also comes with a ribbon to show support for activism efforts against cancer. All of Angela & Roi’s handbags are made with animal friendly materials. Prices vary depending on style; purse shown is $65.
Eco-Conscious Shoes by Julienne Hastings
Designer Julienne Hastings’ shoe collections are worthy of praise based on looks alone, but are even more impressive for their eco-conscious construction. The shoes are made of repurposed textiles, leather and even rhinestones, thus saving these quality materials from an unnecessary trip to the landfill. $82
Ruby Farias Designs Hand-Painted Bags
Artist Ruby Farias of Me the Artist brings a whole new meaning to the term “wearable art.” In addition to her line of hand-painted clothing, Ruby has taken her passion for wearable art to the world of purses. There are more than 150 designs as well as various sizes available. These one-of-a-kind canvas-lined purses are repurposed from remnants of the painting classes that Farias holds in her studio for corporate groups, girls’ nights and even kids’ parties. $10-20
KORA Organics Balancing Rose Mist
With the onset of the holidays, we could all use a little rebalancing, right? Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr recently re-launched its Balance Rose Mist, which uses Noni and rose oils that are said to help protect the skin, balance complexion and help minimize pores while also healing the heart and reducing stress and anxiety. KORA’s Lavender Mist and Energizing Citrus Mist are also part of the collection’s re-launch. $44
While coconut water is all the rage as of late, Taste Nirvana puts its money where its mouth is. The company uses an eco-friendly steam-sterilization process at its steam-powered plant that is driven by a farmed tree with a fast growth rate. The bottles in which the all-natural, Thailand-originated and preservative-free coconut waters come in are totally recyclable. Flavors include real coconut water, real coconut pulp, real coco aloe and the newest flavor — real coconut water with Thai chili extract. $2.19 per 9.5 oz. bottle.
katebaby’s Adorably Organic Fall/Winter Line
Eco-conscious parents now have new fall and winter options for keeping their babies fashionably and responsibly dressed. Katebaby’s 2014 fall and winter collection includes adorable pajamas like these, which are made from 100 percent organic cotton and low-impact dyes. $34