November 20th is close! Really close. And that means, in San Francisco, consumers and merchants are going to be forced to change their shopping habits. Thanks to a progressive city ordinance, traditional plastic bags will no longer be allowed in the city -- and, according to an article in the SF Chronicle, this has created a unique opportunity for designers like Kendra Stanley to step up and provide sustainable alternatives.
Truly, reusable non-plastic shopping bags have become quite the phenomenon. They're everywhere you turn, and we've blogged a lot of them here. Kendra's bags (City Bag Trade) stand out for a number of reasons ... They're made out of recycled rain jackets; they're hand made; they're a bit more stylish than a lot of the reusable totes on the market; and, actually, Kendra has given away as many bags as she has sold. "If you're not trying to make the community around you better, then what are you doing?," asks Kendra. "I want to use my hands, but also have a political impact." Read the whole article here. Related posts: • Blogging The New York Times: I Am Not a Plastic Bag • Green Idea: Envirosax Reusable Grocery Bags • Flip & Tumble's Reusable Bag Images: Via SF Chronicle; Deanne Fitzmaurice