More and more of us are becoming aware of our social responsibility to reduce, reuse and recycle. However, it is also important to make eco-friendly purchasing choices to minimize the negative environmental impact the manufacturing of consumer products have on our environment.
That’s why I’m so excited that Maggie Bags is the Grand Prize Sponsor for the Fall Into Green Giveaway Hop! Maggie Bags believes that the greenest option of all is to create something new from something that is not being used. That’s why they decided to make eco-conscious handbags – that are also fashionable – out of recycled seat belt webbing.
Maggie Bags uses genuine automotive seat belt webbing that is built to meet government safety standards and to protect you for the life of your car. Because seat belts have to adhere to very high standards, millions of yards of seat belt webbing are rejected by automakers every year. Without another use, it would end up as waste in our landfills.
In their dedication to eco-consciousness, Maggie Bags gives this high-quality material new life by creating their sophisticated line of eco-friendly handbags. They use quality components for the rest of the handbags, such as YKK zippers and nickel-plated hardware.
Even their manufacturing process is environmentally friendly. Maggie Bags are assembled at a Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) Certified factory in the Dominican Republic. The handbag construction is a simple cut-and-sew operation. This is important because there isn’t an environmental impact from manufacturing new material and there’s no need for the usual recycling processes that consume large amounts of energy and resources.