BlueQ's Recycled Bags Make Teeny-Bopper Hipster Gear Harder to Hate

Blue Q recycled bags photo

Photo credit: BlueQ

There are companies that make us roll our eyes, heave a world-weary sigh, or clutch our heads like stunned monkeys. BlueQ, a line of novelty home, fashion, and beauty products that frequently skirt the limits of taste and political correctness (see: Cat Butts, Looking Good for Jesus, Miso Pretty), has been known to produce all three reactions simultaneously—usually while we're waving our canes and barking at whippersnappers to get off our damn lawns.

BlueQ's latest series of totes, shoppers, pouches, and coin purses, however, are winning over even the fustiest fuddy-duddies among us with their bold graphic prints and a surprising amount of consideration for the planet. Made from 95 percent recycled polypropylene—spun from plastic bottles and grain sacks—the reusable stuff schleppers are also eminently affordable in these pocketbook-trying times, ranging from $3.99 for a coin purse to $17.99 for an overnighter.

Plus, 1 percent of the sale of these bags goes to support the conservation work of The Nature Conservancy, and BlueQ has pledged a minimum contribution of $50,000 through April 19, 2011.

Well played, BlueQ. Well played.

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