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Ecoist partners with the Breast Cancer Fund to fight the Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer

The eco fashion company will donate 10% of sales to BCF

Miami, FL (August 17, 2010) – Women can take a stand against breast cancer in style thanks to the renewed partnership between eco friendly handbag company Ecoist (www.ecoist.com) and the Breast Cancer Fund. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ecoist will donate 10% of online sales to the Breast Cancer Fund not for the month of October, because Breast Cancer Awareness does end in October Ecoist will continue to donate 1% of sales through March 2011.

 

“At Ecoist, we are committed to creating stylish, functional, and durable products that make a positive impact on the planet—and through our partnership with the Breast Cancer Fund, we are able to promote another incredibly important cause,” says Jonathan Marcoschamer, co-founder of Ecoist. “The Breast Cancer Fund exposes and eliminates environmental causes of breast cancer, and we are honored to help support their work for the second year in a row.”

 

The Breast Cancer Fund is the leading national organization working to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer. The non-profit organization translates the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education and advocacy campaigns that protect our health and reduce breast cancer risk.

 

Through sales of its one-of-a-kind, upcycled candy wrapper handbags, Ecoist hopes to donate more than $3000 towards the Breast Cancer Fund’s mission. These eco friendly bags are handmade in a Fair Trade partnership and are constructed from misprint and overrun candy wrappers, soda labels, newspaper and other flexible food packaging. With several handbag styles more than thirty prints to choose from, fighting cancer never looked so good.

 

“Ecoist is a unique company that makes a positive impact in many different ways, and we are thrilled that they are continuing to support the Breast Cancer Fund,” says Julie Homan, Marketing Director of the Breast Cancer Fund. “Alliances with companies such as Ecoist ultimately help us reach out to more women and men to stop breast cancer before it starts.”

 

About Ecoist
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. Ecoist is known for its line of recycled handbags made from recycled candy wrappers, food packages, and soda labels and its growing list of partners such as Coca-Cola, Mars, Frito-Lay, Disney, AVEDA, and Cliff Bar, among others. As part of its commitment to environmental restoration, Ecoist plants a tree for every handbag sold. For more information please visit
www.ecoist.com

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