Hemptress™: “Conscientious Accessorizing”

I’m always excited to learn of new stylish, eco-friendly handbags! Hemptress™ was launched in January 2010, with the collection primarily made out of hemp with bonded leather trim repurposed from recycled leather and lined with a silk/hemp blend lining, (except for the vegan collection, which has a hemp/RPET lining).

The creators of Hemptress™ is design team Håkan and Arlene Nilsson. Håkan, originally from Sweden, comes from an advertising and marketing design background. Arlene graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and designed handbags for various companies since 2001. Hemptress™ is dedicated to “conscientious accessorizing”. Only factories that adhere to fair trade practices are used. Labels are made of hemp; hangtags and business cards are printed on recycled paper with soy ink, and shipping boxes are made from 100% post consumer waste. The design team focuses heavily on trend analysis, so these bags are both sustainable and fashion-forward.

Hemptress™ also donates a portion of the profits to an animal rights group as well as Vote Hemp.  Be sure to connect with Hemptress™ on Twitter and Facebook.  Also visit www.thehemptress.com to view the entire collection!

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