Miomojo, The Ethicool Choice

I was recently introduced to Miomojo through Instagram and have been eyeing their products. They make stylish bags from recycled bottles and other ethical and eco-friendly materials.  I was able to see several bags in-person and the Urban backpack caught my eye. It has the option for hand carry and to be a backpack. It contains pockets for a laptop, drinks, and whatever else is needed to complete your day, while not being too bulky. The  style and color makes this bag gender neutral, appealing to a wide audience. It seems sturdy and feels to be a high quality bag. I see this bag lasting me for years. It is a huge upgrade from the college backpack I was carrying before.

front view of bag

ProductMiomojo, The Urban Backpack

Overall GradeA

Pros

  • Miomojo is an all vegan company.
  • For every purchase, 10% goes directly to helping animals.
  • Some of product their lines include R-PET, polyester that is made out of recycled plastic water bottles. This reduces their dependence on petroleum as a raw material source and reuses materials that would otherwise sit in a landfill. They are also working to replace some of their other materials to be recycled, such as the polyester they use.
  • The bags are stylish and appealing. They have several lines of bags for all genders.
  • They have a variety of bags for different needs: laptops, tablets, weekend bags, and more.
  • Their prices are reasonable. The Urban Backpack is about $68. I expect to pay around this price for a good quality bag. Some vegan companies charge a lot more for bags to make them unattainable for many of us. This bag is worth saving up for, if you can.

back view of bag Cons

  • This company is outside of the United States. That might negate some of the eco-friendliness of this bag.

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Compassionates Products & Apparel

A local store, Compassionates Product & Apparel, opened recently with a mission to “live with compassion while raising awareness of a vegan lifestyle”. The grand opening was at a local VegFest and I had the pleasure of stopping by the booth. The booth had shirts, bags, stickers, koozies, and mugs available for purchase with words of compassion. After carefully looking through the options, I came away with a mug for my kitchen.  Check it their online shop to see the products offered, more will be added soon. Maybe they will be at your local VegFest.

mug with seal

Product: Compassion, Kindness, Vegan mug by Compassionates Products & Apparel

Overall Grade: A

Pros:

  • The mug has a simple design with effective wording.
  • I like the colors! The inside is red and the outside is black with red lettering. There were other choices as well.
  • The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • The price was very reasonably priced at $8 (they are now $7 online).
  • This is a vegan owned company.
  • All of the products support a vegan and compassionate message.
  • The products can be ordered online.
  • There is a good variety of designs and products.

Cons:

  • I usually like to have at least one con, but I cannot think of one in this instance.