A unique eco-boutique finally opens its doors in the West Island - Eco-Handbags.ca – debuts in the Pointe Claire Village
Eco-Handbags.ca is all about helping the environment one handbag at a time. It’s about accessorizing with humanity, ingenuity and flair. It’s a vibrant testimony to the possibility of reducing, recycling and re-using the unwanted products of this Earth
Pointe Claire, Quebec (PRWEB) July 27, 2011
After having operated online since 2006 and serving customers from Canada, the United States and the world, Eco-Handbags.ca is pleased to announce the opening of its first brick and mortar store in the West Island. Situated in the picturesque Pointe Claire Village, it will continue to showcase its unique collections, as well as, introduce new and exciting product lines.
Against the backdrop of today’s super-sized environmental challenges, the launch of an online shop and now a storefront for eco-friendly handbags may seem like a mere drop in the bucket.
But the solution offered by Eco-Handbags.ca ― the brainchild of Marisa Ramondo, although small, ties together key ecological and social concerns of our technologically oriented 21st century. And it does so with flair.
As Ms. Ramondo says of both her online and storefront boutique: “We may just be selling handbags and accessories, but it’s something concrete we can do for the environment. It’s a way of offering consumers a choice of fashionable, ecological products ― of allowing them to become more conscious of what they’re buying, of where their products come from. Of course, we’re also offering people an opportunity to help better the lives of some incredibly talented designers in Canada and in the rest of the world.”
To fashion Eco-Handbags.ca into this unique one-stop boutique for today’s busy shoppers, Ms. Ramondo culled the world’s sites for eco-chic handbags. She found superbly talented designers in all corners of the world ― from Canada, the United States, Bali, Brazil, Mexico and to the Philippines. Usually women, the designers create independently or in co-ops, more often than not the sole support of their families.
The awe-inspiring showcase ―with its rainbow of handcrafted eco-handbags, all concocted from a tantalizing diversity of waste materials ― fairly bristles with originality. Think candy wrappers, chopsticks, sailboat sails, bicycle inner tubes, juice boxes, plastic bottles, magazines, record albums, and vinyl billboards…all lovingly refashioned into original eco-bags.
Handbags, clutch purses, cell phone cases, laptop bags, totes ― Eco-Handbags.ca offers a cornucopia of bags for every budget, occasion, age, personality and mood. Zany one-offs, classics with a twist, metallic pop-art confections, beaded slivers of colour… each handbag glows as an eye-catching fashion statement. Each handbag sparkles with the dreams and aspirations of its talented designer. And each handbag has its story.
Eco-Handbags.ca is particularly proud to be associated with 1% for the Planet, an alliance of businesses committed to protecting the natural environment and maintaining a healthier planet. As a sign of its ongoing commitment, Eco-Handbag each year donates at least 1% of its annual net revenues to environmental organizations worldwide ― yet another concrete way of aiding the planet.
48 Ste-Anne, suite #3
Pointe Claire, QC, H9S 4P8
Tel : 514-674-0733
Email : info(at)eco-handbags(dot)ca
For further information, contact: Marisa Ramondo 514-674-0733 mramondo(at)eco-handbags(dot)ca ###