December 7th, 2011

Product Review: Ecolution Hemp Messenger Bag from Ethical Ocean

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Ecolution hemp eco friendly messenger bag

I’m always on the lookout for quality eco-friendly bags to carry all my stuff. I thought when I ditched the diaper bag my purse would get exponentially smaller. Boy was I wrong. I’m not really sure what’s in there, but it always seems to be heavy and full. So the need for a larger bag remains.

A while back I confessed my obsession with lead free lipstick. I have a similar obsession with cool ‘green’ bags. I was thrilled to receive an Ecolution hemp messenger bag from Ethical Ocean to try out. I put it to the test to see how it fared carrying all of my junk.

eco-friendly hemp bag with stuff

This bag has proven itself.

  • It’s innovative, incredibly stylish, eco-friendly and more.
  • It could fit a small laptop-my things fit in with no problem.
  • This messenger bag is made from highly sustainable Romanian hemp and doesn’t have any chemicals or pesticides.
  • It is 100% vegan, and dyed with biodegradable dyes that contain no heavy metals or toxic substances.
  • The bag has a long, adjustable shoulder strap so I can easily wear it as a messenger bag, which helps ease the strain and wear-and-tear on my back.
  • There are quite a few compartments and a zippered pocket for valuables.
  • The color is a welcome deviation from my standard ‘black bag’-and persimmon has such a nice ring to it.

Why is hemp eco-friendly? Hemp facts

  • The ecological footprint of hemp is considerably smaller than that of most other plants considered for their fibers.
  • Hemp plants grow very quickly and densely which makes it difficult for weeds to take hold, eliminating the need for herbicides and artificial fertilizers.
  • All products made with hemp fiber are biodegradable.
    The original Levi Strauss jeans were made from hemp.
  • Hemp requires no irrigation as it thrives on the amount of water in the average rainfall, and it is highly pest-resistant.

I recycle my tantrumsIf you like this hemp bag you will like the many other unique, eco-friendly products offered by Ethical Ocean.

Some of my favorite Ethical Ocean products:

What’s on your wish list?

Through December 25th  Ethical Ocean is offering FREE SHIPPING on all purchases (anything on their site) over $75! Order by Monday, December 12, 2011, to receive in time for Christmas.

Disclosure: I was sent an Ecolution Messenger Bag for review from Ethical Ocean. Ethical Ocean is a sponsor of this site and there are affiliate links in this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my very own.

3 Responses to “Product Review: Ecolution Hemp Messenger Bag from Ethical Ocean”

  1. Don’t you love it when environmentally friendly products are also really beautifully designed? When I saw the photo of the bag, I could have sworn it was some big name fashion label, made with no thought to environmental impact. But no, it’s green and gorgeous! What a great find, Lori.

  2. It’s a pretty cool bag Andrea. Ethical Ocean is out of Canada-did you know that?

  3. Yes, they’re here in Ontario, possibly right here in Toronto. But without a physical store, it doesn’t really matter. They’re getting a lot of press recently, I hope business is booming!

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