Thursday, September 23, 2010

Plastic Eco-Diaper OOAK Bag - Review and Giveaway

My mom used to crochet.


My sister, Sarah, just began crocheting.


I know its hard and appreciate greatly those who can!


Not only do I know how tedious the technique can be, but also how many hours it truly can take to complete a project.


Now.... what I had NEVER heard of before, was the art of crocheting with materials other than yarn and string.  Crocheting with plastic bags?!  Crocheting with VHS tape!? WOW!  Now that is ingenuity and skill!


Did you know that it takes a grocery bag more than 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill?


Instead of trashing those bags, what would you think if I told you that you could upcycle them into usable products?


I recently met Tina with Tina Dean Designs who has ventured into recycling plastic grocery bags and repurposing them into bags, purses, clutches and such!  Brilliant!


Tina designed a custom one-of-a-kind diaper bag for Noah and I to use and review.  I don't think that I have ever received as many positive comments on anything that I have ever owned than I did with this amazing bag!


The bag is absolutely perfect.  It's stylish - doesn't crinkle like plastic bags do - and is spacious enough to hold all of Noah's things.  






Tina is exceptionally talented, being able to even add a side pocket for Noah's cup and a tab to close the bag up!




With all of the amazing qualities that this bag entails, especially its eco-friendly "bones," I am simply impressed by the time and quality of the bag.  Each bag that she makes is completely handmade, hand crocheted and hand stitched.  Starting from the initial collection of bags to upcycle, they are cut, tied and then crocheted into these amazing one-of-a-kind bags.  


You definitely won't see two of the same of these walking down the street - You will truly be unique!


WIN
Would you like to win a one-of-a-kind piece from Tina Dean Designs?


Tina has graciously offered a Eco-Friendly Crocheted - Plarn -  Soap Holder to one lucky Going Green with Noah follower!


Made with plastic bags from Wal Mart - they are equipped with a 100% cotton drawstring and has outer measurements of 5" x 3.5".




Here is how you can win!



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•                Publicly follow Going Green with Noah via Google Friend Connect +1
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Contest ends October 8th, 2010, 7 pm CST. Winner will be drawn via a random number generator.

Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. I cannot and will not be held liable for lost or products not received.

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27 comments:

J. P. said...

AWESOME!!!! I remember when Tina first started!!!!
I still follow her blog, and she'd on my FB, my etxy, and now my blog. :)
Plus, I reposted this too. Great Review!!!!

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J. P. said...

Oh, and NOW I follow you both. Tina's products are so AWESOME.

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Besides the fact that I used to live near the designer, I also learned that everything is recycled! That's amazing!

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EmmaPeel said...

I follow you! I liked the Decorative Basket White with Black Accents

HomemadeBaby said...

I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect
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HomemadeBaby said...

I like the decorative basket - and how cool is it that it is made from recycled grocery bags from Giant grocery stores in PA!
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jhitomi said...

I love the Red Eco Medium Tote, I would use it all the time.
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Chelsey said...

I follow via GFC. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(Dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I like the Eco Tote Peppermint Red/White! Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

iplaytrack1224 said...

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susan said...

I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

I would love the purple scarf from her site!

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