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Modern meets earth-friendly: Canopy Verde Handbags Launches New Collection and Website

Eco-friendly handbag line Canopy Verde is going animal-free with a new collection of Violet and Slate handbags from convertible clutches to everyday satchels, and totes.

April 30, 2012 - PRLog -- New York, NY, May 01, 2012 - Eco-friendly handbag line Canopy Verde is going animal-free with a new collection of Violet and Slate handbags from convertible clutches to everyday satchels, and totes. Made with organic cotton, wood detailing, chemical-free embroidery, and animal-free alternative leather, all styles reflect the brand’s focus on offering an environmentally conscious, fashion-forward product at accessible price points ranging from just $79 to $199.

For the newest collection, founder Linda Wong drew inspiration from a variety of sources, from the familiar urban beauty of nearby Prospect Park to the minimalist sophistication of mid-century Danish design. Her two toddlers also inform the versatile design of her collection. “My bags are designed to meet the needs of a working professional, busy mom on the go, or a group of girlfriends planning a weekend out of town,” says Wong. All of the styles are designed to be sustainable, stylish, and practical.

This latest collection is also completely animal free, using a polyurethane material that has the same luxurious feel of real leather. Organic cotton is used as the main fabric and the embroidery is free of AZO, a potentially harmful chemical common in many fabrics.  The dyeing process is also certified to be free of chemicals and harmful substances by OEKO-TEX, the recognized international standard for textile safety.

Wong believes Canopy Verde offers a unique point of view – a well-designed handbag that can be used for work or play, a manageable price point with all styles under $200, and an eco-friendly philosophy toward sourcing and production. The collection has a strong emphasis on details, with unique wooden trims, a signature pop of orange in the lining, and versatile pockets inside and out. One of the signature styles, the Cassia Weekender, has a wire-frame opening, inspired by a traditional doctor’s bag. A smaller version, the Cassia Mini, is also available.

The philosophy of the brand can be summed up in Wong’s words, “We continue to take a thoughtful approach in balancing the desire for beautiful accessories, the mission to make a more responsible handbag, and the goal to offer it at a price point that is not exclusive.”

The new website (www.canopyverde.com) is also launching in time for Earth Month.

About the Company:
Eco-friendly handbag brand Canopy Verde features handbags that combine style with sustainability. See the entire collection at www.canopyverde.com.

Malorie Kaye
Cameo Public Relations
167 Madison Avenue Suite 205
New York, NY 10016
(646) 360-3488

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