Save the Trees?

Save the Trees?

Jonathan B.
Aug 15, 2007

Dear CB2, we love you.
We love the bright red wool rug we got on sale. (Such a deal!) We love Whirly, the hanging glass globe candleholders that are a near match for ones we picked up in Paris years ago.

But we take issue with your latest catalog... you know, the one with the monkey on the front.

There's a certain tongue-in-cheek wit about most of the products and the writing: the cover is headlined "warming trends," and we get it. In the mix are genuinely green products, like the bamboo bath towels. But these "faux leather" bags, described in terse prose beginning "save the trees"? That really pushed our buttons.

Perhaps we're just suffering from the new green disease, Tote Bag Fatigue, but it seems to us that anything made out of faux leather (aka vinyl) isn't the greenest thing out there, even if these admittedly stylish totes do keep paper bags out of the waste stream.

Readers, are we being too harsh? Does CB2 deserve a reprieve? Do you love your new faux bois bag?

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