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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tired of that Old Handbag?

Created from recycled truck and tire inner tubes, fashionable Passchal bags are hand made in the USA. In order to make each bag more lightweight, the designers decided to trim each one with hand dyed leather. The most brilliant aspect to these new hotties is that Passchal handbags have a light system that illuminates the interior when the bag is opened: making finding those keys, wallet, lipstick or cell phone, a cinch.

Passchals have gotten around since the biz was launched in May of 2004 -- appearing in the 2004 Billboard Music Awards goody bag, the Call2Recyle event at Olympus Fashion Week NY in 2005, & the 2006 Extra TV Awards Lounge gift bag for The Oscar's. The collections also appeared on the Today Show and Entrepreneur Magazine in March of 2006.

Visit for a look inside. Or click here for an overview of the collection. /m


Blogger Chandira said...

Yes, aren't these great? I saw them a while ago, when looking for cruelty-free purses. Sadly I don't have the $'s to spend, but I WAS tempted... :-)

A light in a purse? wow, I could use that..

1:15 PM  
Blogger Galli Galli Sim Sim said...

Hi Chandira,
That light feature is so cool. I waste so much time looking for stuff in my (light-less) bag. /m

1:29 PM  
Blogger Greenknight said...

Too bad peeps couldn't make there own. I
indulge in a little leatherworking now and again.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Galli Galli Sim Sim said...

Hey Greenknight,
My sis just made a leather shoulder bag (reversible) last month and gave it to my mom. It was very cool.

If only there were more hours in a day...

12:18 AM  

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