Long overdue, the fashion industry is joining the campaign to go green. For the past few months, the pages of Vogue, Elle, Home & Garden, and Bazaar have been filled with subtle, and not so subtle ways to make an eco-friendly, stylish choice. Though many of these options such as buying organic cotton tunics and "green" jeans seem to be more of a symbolic gesture, there is one area where fashionistas truly do know best. They know bags. While we await a changing of the guard in the White House and the much needed tax on plastic grocery store bags, do your part by bringing your own canvas totes to market for your weekly staples. Everyone is in on the action from Chloe, Marc Jacobs, to J.Crew and the classic L.L. Bean tote. Considering our society's national consumption rate is now estimated at well over 500 billion plastic bags annually, or almost 1 million per minute and and the average American family alone accumulates 60 plastic bags in only four trips to the grocery store- that's a lot of bag for your buck.
"I'm Not A Plastic Bag" by Anya Hindmarch, available for $15.00. I Heart Fashion