NEW YORK, NY, June 13, 2008 - Jonathan Marcoschamer, co-founder of Ecoist, a company that designs sustainable fashion accessories and lifestyle products, talks with Jean how to go green in style.
Visit the Jean Chatsky site here at oprah.com/xm/jchatzky/200806/jchatzky_20080612.jhtml to read the transcript and listen to part of the show here at oprah.com/xm/xm_player.jhtml?video=2625&category=311.
Founded in 2004, Ecoist develops fashion accessories for the eco-minded individual. The company’s objective is to merge design with social and environmental consciousness to provide stylish, functional, and durable products that people will love to own. All products are made from recycled, organic, or earth-friendly materials, and are manufactured through a network of fair trade partnerships around the world.
Ecoist is mostly known for its line of handbags made from recycled candy wrappers, food packages, and soda labels and its growing list of partners such as Coca-Cola, AVEDA, and Cliff Bar, among others. However, over the past few years, Ecoist has been partnering with eco-minded designers to market new products made from recycled movie billboards, recycled soda-can pull-tabs, as well as organic fabrics.
As part of its commitment to environmental restoration, Ecoist plants a tree for every handbag sold.
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