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Finally, an eco friendly umbrella at a price point that won't have me terrified to bring it outdoors!

Totes should probably win an award for the many ways they've gone eco in this one product. Not content with a 100% recycled canopy (who knew the umbrella part of the umbrella had a name?), they've also used bamboo for the main handle with 70% recycled plastic hardware, a 70% recycled metal frame, and environmentally friendly packaging. Whew! I guess with that much going on, you'll want to brag with the recycled raindrop logo on the side -- luckily, it's stylish enough that it doesn't cross into greener-than-thou territory.

And thank goodness there are pretty color choices that aren't black! My favorite is the subtle "Leaf Green" color, but the bright blue "Hydrangea" will add some pizzaz overhead no matter what the skies are doing.

Totes Eco Umbrella $30.
GOOD B/C: Recycled

4 comments:

Allie said...

Wow! That's great! It's awesome to know that we're getting to the point where you can replace almost anything with an eco-friendlier version when the original wears out.

I've been using the same umbrella since about 4th grade. When it finally goes, I'll have to look for one of these.

ckr said...

Hey Allie -- glad you like the umbrella! Isn't is crazy how many products come in green versions these days? Though I have to applaud you for doing the greenest thing possible, which is using what you have as long as you can!

Caitlin said...

They're so cute! I can't say that I've had my current one since 4th grade, but it's been a while and the current model is on its last legs! Time for a green upgrade :) Kudos to Totes!

Goodness! said...

omg! thrilled to pieces to have found this!



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