Fashion designers have discovered a exciting new green-fashion niche: reusable shopping bags.
The AP roundup story is fairly dull, but the markup sure isn’t! Here’s the price list from the article:
- Silky Pop Hermes bag: $960 US (“Made of hand-wrought silk, it collapses into a wallet-size pouch of calfskin.” Note to self: Double-check that to make sure calfskin is sustainable.)
- Consuelo Castiglioni of Marni’s “foldable nylon bag”: $843 US
- Stella McCartney organic canvas shopper: $495 US
- Trader Joe’s “bright blue-and-green print polypropylene sack”: $199 US
Hmm, that is a tough choice, isn’t it?