Hey everyone! I’m back! =) Not that I physically went anywhere… I was just neglecting my blog =( I’ve missed blogging, and I am going to try to make more time for it.
I came home today to this pretty little package =] Imagine my surprise when I saw the biodegradable airbag in the box!
And for all of you that are more interested in my purchase, I picked up this little gem =P
What I wasn’t too happy about was all the freaking packaging that came in the box! Who really needs an abundance of tissue paper?! Sigh, at least it’s pretty and I can find a way to reuse it in the future…
Although this was my first Kate Spade purchase, I must say I am more inclined to do business with them again all thanks to that biodegradable airbag (in addition to their cute designs, of course). I know it kinda sounds silly, but the fact that they made that small change in their packaging makes a huge difference with the mass amount of orders they must ship out!
What do you ecowarriors feel about buying designer brands? I admit, I felt guilty for spending that amount of money for one product, mostly because I’m the type of person that prefers bang for my buck; and I’m not gonna lie - all my money goes to food haha. However, I’m starting to realize that it’s a much better (and even eco-friendlier) choice to invest in my purchases because: a) you spend less money overall than if you were to constantly replace a cheaper product, b) eco-friendly products are more expensive due to the use of recycled and/or quality ingredients, and c) investing in a few everyday staples is probably (or definitely) less waste than purchasing 50 similar products from Forever 21 for the same price.
Edit — 11/14/11
I ended up reselling the wallet because it was too small for me… it was the perfect size when it was empty, but it bulged too much when I put even a few cards in. Sigh, the card ID from Irene is still the perfect wallet! Good news is: I reused the same packaging to send it out! :)