Hurrah! Thanks to Shop Diary and the Bag Snob (don't miss Tina's great interview with Anya), I got wind of the US release of Anya Hindmarch's socially conscious tote, "I'm not a plastic bag" for only $15. You can call any one of their four US stores to pre-order this now or wait until May 7th to pre-order it online. The bags will be out late June. I just called and got mine and one for my friend Marie. (There's a 2 bag limit.) Hurry, these bags sold out in the UK and now are hitting the ebay market for upwards of over $100!!
Here are the Anya Hindmarch US stores you can call:
- 118 South Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, 310-271-9707
(I talked to Kendra!)
- 115 Greene St, NY 212-343-8147
- 29 East 60th St, NY, 212-750-3974
- Short Hills Mall, New Jersey, 973-379-7183
This tote is perfect for me in SF as it was recently announced that plastic bags will be banned in San Francisco. We're the first US city to do this! I try to always never take a plastic bag if I can carry it in my purse, tote bag, or in my hands, but I want to be more conscious about it overall.
Here's something I posted up a couple weeks ago on the CRAFT blog. An amazing 1950's outfit created by Cathy Kasdan which she knit out of 1,000 plastic grocery bags as a part of her Master thesis based on consumer culture. Let's ditch the plastic people and recycle!