Thursday, August 13, 2009


Leave it to Sakroots to create a handbag line that is a 
mindful contribution to the world. Their latest project 
for Spring 2010, the Sakroots Artists Circle, 
supports the Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees campaign 
and offers an excellent opportunity for undiscovered artists. 
The collection features original prints created by artists 
who share the brand's hope for harmony and peace. 
The series starts with Brooklyn-based artist Diane Barcelowsky.

This bag is my favorite. I like that the complete 
illustration is visable and printed in it's entirety.
It's like carrying a piece of art on your shoulder.

Diane's One World drawing grabbed the attention 
of a Sakroots employee at a Brooklyn gallery exhibit. 
Diane told me that when she got an e-mail from the 
company expressing their interest in designing a line 
of bags around her work, she thought it was a joke and ignored it. 
Good thing the people at Sakroots were persistent!

The intricate detail of her piece is incredible. It looks like a tapestry. 

Diane Barcelowsky

There are nine different bag shapes available in 
eco-canvas and eco-nylon, in two color palettes. 
The collection will retail for $79-$99, and will be 
sold at all major department stores and

Stay tuned-- Sakroots will introduce 
another artist for a brand new collection each season.

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