I’m a girl. I love shoes. I love bags. I love Target. And, I love chocolate. I like to believe that stereotypes are false, but in this case they are spot on. When I moved to New York I got rid of most of my belongings. We had to clean out our crap in order to fit comfortably in a NY apartment. Now…almost 2 years later…my shoe and bag collection have doubled (I swear they are reproducing) and are definitely taking over the closets, walls, hooks, and doorknobs.
Even with ALL of my bags, I was still looking for one more. I needed a duffel bag. I am always lugging around my work clothes, workout clothes, extra shoes, nook, iPad, bottle of water, snacks, my giant agenda, and a plethora of junk. Most days I leave the house with a purse and a tote bag. Tote bags are the best, but I needed a bag with zippers. Why don’t any tote bags have zippers???
Anyhow, I recently found my perfect duffel bag. It’s cute, it’s not bulky, it’s eco-friendly and it’s even educational. The company’s mission statement explains it all:
Concrete is the most consumed man-made material on earth and more than half of all the world’s concrete consumption occurs in Asia. Unfortunately, accurate data for Asia is not available. As a comparison, the U.S., the third largest consumer of concrete behind India and China, throws away about 39 million bags of concrete per year. Therefore, in Asia nearly triple that number of bags is wasted each year. Lastly, concrete bags are produced mainly from dwindling oil and natural gas resources. Besides immense CO2 emissions, concrete consumption produces waste when transporting it via bags. Instead of these bags ending up in landfills, we believe these bags should be repurposed into useful, fun, and fashionable items.
My bag is made from a used cement bag. It isn’t soft and it’s a little crunchy, but it’s my new favorite bag.
Concrete Mode is so awesome and generous that they would like to host a giveaway here on Positively Panicked! Woohoo!
We are giving away a Blue iPad case. Here are some photos of the recycled iPad case with my iPad.
If you like the case (and you know you do) please follow my blog and leave a comment below telling me what you love most about your iPad or your tablet. I love mine because I have every episode of Sex and the City on it. Late at night, when I’m feeling anxious and can’t calm my thoughts long enough to sleep, I turn on my iPad and let Carrie and the girls calm my nerves.
Winner will be announced in two weeks! (February 16th)
Now, if I could just find somewhere to organize all these bags…