Monday, June 15, 2009

2009 Independent Handbag Designer Awards: Sneak Peek

This week marks the Independent Handbag Designer Awards in NYC. We are anxious to hear the winners of the Fan Favorite awards in Best Green Handbag and Best Socially Responsible Handbag on June 17th, and will bring it straight to the Fashion Ethic blog when results are posted online!

For now, sneak a peek at the finalists for Fan Favorite. We are fans of ALL these great lines, but have to admit we're leaning towards the fabulous hand-finished DRES handbag by Andres Stickney (L)that makes recycled tires, hemp webbing, and an old door pull look tres chic and the fun Angel Jackson by Katie Smith "Jack Satchel" (R) which uses by-product snakeskin and fair labor in Bali, with strong support of schooling programs in both Bali and India.

Finalists for Best Green Handbag: TEICH, Canopy Verde, Ecoist, Kontiki, DRES

Finalists for Best Socially Responsible Handbag: Angel Jackson, Blumpari, IGNES, oovoo Design, Gifted Label

Congratulations to all the fantastic companies nominated, and keep up the great Fashionably Responsible work!

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