In The Bag | Heather Heron

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Embracing the “G” lifestyle in most areas of my life is a no-brainer: plant-based food? Delish. Organic cotton tees? Stock me up. Non-toxic cleaning products? Nothing but.

But “eco-friendly” PVC bags? No, no and no.

While I admire the intention of this new breed of animal-free bag designers, the faux leather aesthetic is just not for me. On top of that, I don’t completely understand the logic: they say PVC is better than leather, but how much so? I think we can do better than that, and thankfully some of us are.

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Matt and Nat | The Bag Alternative You Want

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If you’ve been following my columns (I won’t mention you three by name here), you’re aware of the roadblocks I’ve faced in my effort to embrace a completely “G” Lifestyle. In the realm of fashion, my frustration can be summed up in two words and a particle: bags and shoes. To speak frankly, giving up leather in exchange for PVC just isn’t an attractive proposition.

I want to want these new green creations in the same way I covet a Gary Harvey dress or Elsom jeans or an Arcona oxygen therapy facial.

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Kim White | Vintage Car Handbags

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When I think “Old Hollywood”, I picture classic film stars, drive-in movies and vintage cars. So, it’s no wonder that LA designer Kim White is fitting a new era of Hollywood consumers with eclectic purses made from vintage car fabrics.

I first met Kim at the New Mart Building during LA Market Week — a five-day showroom event spanning several buildings in LA’s downtown fashion district where designers showcase their upcoming season’s lines for buyers and media. As I walked around the event, I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of designers on every level, and overjoyed to see that LA Market Week was embracing fashion forward sustainability.

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