Nazly Villamizar - Ecoist

Finalist of the The Korres Best Green Handbag


2009 Finalist Nazly Villamizar Ecoist


What is your bag made out of?
Recycled Candy Wrappers. Handles are made from recycled wood.

What made you decide to create a "Green Bag"?
It's what Ecoist has been doing for 5 years.

Where are you bags made? Are they made by hand or manufactured?
Ecoist handbags are produced in partnerships with Fair Trade manufacturers in Mexico and Peru

Where are bags sold?
Boutiques, gift stores in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and other places.

What is your design philosophy?
We believe that style comes first. When designing our accessories, it is our basic assumption that no consumer will purchase our products because we are on the mission to save the Earth. Rather, people will buy what looks good on them, or whatâ??Ã?ôs hot, or what celebrities are wearing. However, by promoting our brand, we hope to enhance the planet, elevate consumer consciousness, and transmit our values, not just our sense of style.

See other finalists from the 2009 handbag awards