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