Global Elements has created an eco-friendly and affordable alternative to Diane Von Furstenberg's Stephanie bag with this Sarita hobo.
It seems a little unfair to compare a cheap and cheerful purse with a celebrity favorite It bag, but the influence seems undeniable. The chain-like woven finish is so distinctive, and the slouchy crescent shape a virtual carbon copy.
The Stephanie turned my head, but the Sarita's sustainable credentials ensure it doesn't feel like a mere poor cousin. Rather than the metallic leather Von Furstenberg played with, Global Elements has opted for sisal.
This isn't a fabric we see a lot of in the fashion world, but this natural fibre is definitely worth considering. It comes from a variety of agave which is crushed and beaten down to create a stiff material. It's most often seen in twine and rope, so you know that it's strong. The plant's also grown without chemical fertilizer, so its farming has a minimal impact on the environment.
The sisal's used to great effect here alongside the seed decorated straps. I love the earthy color scheme, which is perhaps appropriate considering its natural source. The Sarita is also as practical as any purse with its spacious, well designed interior and long handle.
The price is the clincher for me. Why spend a fortune on bags that harm the planet when you can score this stylish and sustainable one for just $148?
More Features of This Global Elements Sisal Hobo
- Top zip closure
- Fabic lined interior
- An internal zip pocket and cell phone slip
- Measures 19 x 12 x 6 inches
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