(This giveaway is now closed for entries. See “comments” for winner announcement!)
My absolute favorite products have to be those that serve a real purpose, help the environment and also contribute to a cause… today I want to give you a chance to learn about and win one of “those”…
Let me introduce Bazura Bags! These bags are created by a co-operative of women in the Philippines desperately working to put their lives back together after a devastating typhoon last fall. Made from otherwise unusable drink containers collected by local schoolchildren (who are paid for their “supplies”), the women of the co-op create and sell these unique, fair trade bags to support themselves and recover from this disaster.
It should come as no surprise that Bazura is actually a Filipino word for “trash”!… well, not anymore! They are creating these bright and cheery bags that can be used again and again for any shopping trip or occasion when you need a simple tote. Just yesterday, I saw them for sale in the shop of Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art, so they are truly considered little works of art!
I have a market bag* to share too! Would you like to win it? Well, just leave a comment here saying you’d like to win and tell me how you’d like to use your bag, or send a Twitter message that includes a reply to @momgoesgreen and a link to this blog. Facebook friends can also leave a comment to be entered. The winner will be randomly selected on May 24! (U.S. entries only… sorry!)
Even if you don’t win, consider buying one of your own or take a look at their site for a whole variety of products the next time you have a gift to give… and then smile when you realize all of the ways these bags are making a big difference in the lives of these women and for the sake of the environment!
(*Please note: because all bags are unique, the bag will not look exactly like the one shown above, but it will be very similar!)