Many designers are getting in on the act because the bags are so eye-popping and charming, but the originator of the handbags is Ecoist.
Taking things that too often get thrown away, even when they can be recycled, Ecoist saw a way of turning those items from landfill to high style, while also creating great jobs and promoting awareness of sustainability.
All of Ecoist's bags are handmade and, although they might bear some similarities, each one is of course one-of-a kind.
These used to go straight to landfills, but the brilliant designers at Ecoist saw an opportunity to repurpose them in a fun new way.
While Ecoist is the biggest name in candy wrapper handbags, so well-established that they can now plant a tree for every bag sold and are famous for their commitment to fair trade, there are other designers creating the bags as well.
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