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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bazura Bags Review and Giveaway Ends Sept 13, 2010

On the heels of the thriving organic movement, eco-fashion is gaining momentum in North America.  For the past 8 years Bazura.Biz has worked closely with a Women's Co-operative in the Philippines, that set up a Livelihood Project assisted by the local village council. With almost no capital, the women found a very clever way to support themselves.
Every day, children from the local schools collect over 50,000 used drink containers, recycled rice bags and discarded advertising banners
  The Co-op then has their members transform this trash into hand bags and accessories. The packs are sanitized and the women sew them together into attractive, durable bags.
The collection of this trash helps clean up the environment in and around Manila and through out the Philippines, while eliminating tons of material from local land fills. The use of Bazura's many Shopping and Tote bags also helps eliminate the use of disposal plastic shopping bags which produce millions of pounds of waste that clutter our environment, clog our landfills and use huge quantities of petrol chemicals in their production. Bazura recommends that everyone switch to environmentally friendly bags.
They estimate that millions of these containers get thrown in the trash everyday in the Philippines.  Bazura.Biz is very proud to work with and support this marvelous group of women.
About Bazura
  Bazura™ Bags (www.bazurabags.com) is a social entrepreneur that is proving that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. The Toronto-based company has launched a line of high quality bags and accessories handcrafted by a women's cooperative in the Philippines from colorful discarded juice containers that would otherwise clutter landfills, fields and streets in their community. While the company has a compelling environmental and social story behind the product, Bazura Bags were carefully designed to be chic, high-quality, functional, durable and stylishly colorful.
  The line of Bazura Bags introduced to the U.S. features more than 80 styles that serve many functions. The company’s most popular designs are coin purses, messenger bags, lunch bags and purses. New styles include camera and cell phone bags, key chains, placemats, cosmetic bags and fruit baskets. The fun collage of colors that are the signature of the Bazura line are derived from the attractive labels of the juice containers they are made from. The eye-catching brand labels feature slogans and exotic fruit names like "Sun Glo" and “Zesto.” The recycled juice containers also impart a hint of fresh fruit scent.
  By transforming "basura", the Filipino word for garbage, into a unique collection of eco-chic bags and accessories, the innovative business venture reduces litter, keeps millions of juice containers out of crowded landfills and conserves resources that would otherwise be used to make bags and accessories from virgin materials. The social story of how these unique bags support the livelihood of less fortunate women and their families is equally compelling. The sewing cooperative that began with six women has now blossomed to more than 500 members. Half of the employees work full time at the Co-Op which pays school children to collect over 50,000 used juice containers per day after school. The containers are washed, sanitized and expertly stitched into a wide variety of bags, accessories, home furnishings and footwear that are exported and sold in over 15 countries around the world."We hope our bags will inspire others to recycle post-consumer products into beautiful utilitarian items," says Larry Duprey, founder and President of Bazura Bags. "The positive economic and environmental impact on the Filipino communities we work with has been profound," adds Duprey. Bazura Bags retail from $5.00 to $40.00 and are available at stores in the US and Canada and online at  www.bazurashop.com

  Bazura.Biz also donates an additional five percent of its total purchases from the Co-operative to their Foundation's Scholarship Fund as well as continued support of their Disaster Relief Fund.
 For Review I was sent a great set of Bazura Bags.  
 Style M-11    Market Bag  (retail $28.00) Style LNB-1     Lunch Box  (retail $20.00) Style MW-2    Messenger/Lap Top Bag  (retail $29.00). Style PC-2    Pencil Bag  (retail $10.00). Style BT-03    Woven Cosmetic Bag  (retail $19.00)
Bazurabags are anything but basic and are available in a rainbow of colours and various shapes and sizes, perfect for the girl-on-the-go.  
The Messanger Bag
Pencil Case and Make -Up Bag! 
The Lunchbox
The Market Bag
All of the Bazura Bags I was sent are so well made and constructed.  The Zippers work great, the bags are durable and sturdy and I love using them for different reasons. My son loves his pencil case for his markers and pencil crayons, The Make-up bag is perfect for my make-up brushes and accessories,  The Messanger bag is of the most stylish and I enjoy using this as a day bag. The super Green lunch bag accompnies me to work each day and I use this Market Bag Every single day for  work.  I love using it. It holds so many of my things, it is great. With a separate sleeve inside the market bag really works well and it has held up everyday coming to and from work.  I have had lots of compliments and inquiries about this set and I always get asked, Where did I get it???
Take them to the beach, on vacation, or just out for fun in the sun. Bazurabags are designed for trend setters of all ages. Their stylish flair makes for the perfect accessory while paying tribute to the sprit of giving to a good cause. For the first time, the joy of guilt-free shopping can be celebrated with one accessory.The Bazurabag is symbolic of this meaning – taking garbage and turning it into something fashionable and fun. Bazurabags retail from $5 to $40 and are available online at www.bazurashop.com. BazuraShop offers the largest selection of Bazura products in the world with over 80 styles available!.Bazura Bags is Generously Giving One Organic Girl /Todays Diva Entrant a 
Market Bag and Lunch Bag!! 
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