United Airlines Joins the Reusable Bags Movement with Eco-Friendly Upcycled Bags

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An industry professional is congratulating United Airlines on its decision to join the eco-friendly green tote bags movement. Earlier this month, the international airline announced the results of a challenge the company made to design students at Columbia College Chicago Department of Fashion Studies: to design a line of eco-friendly carry-on bags utilizing fabric from banners promoting the airline at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

A spokesman for the company, which imports and distributes a line of eco-friendly tote bags from LA POP DESIGN that can be used as reusable shopping bags, says, “United’s high profile action is one way to boost the visibility and use of reusable fabric bags for all sorts of uses.”

The airline partnered with the college and the Re:new Project, a non-profit organization that provides employment opportunities for refugee women. Re:new employees will make the bags designed by the Columbia College students. In addition, proceeds from the project will benefit the nonprofit and the Alto Mayo Forest Carbon Project in Northern Peru.

– See more at: http://www.datsyn.com/press-release/6366/2015/10/30/United-Airlines-Joins-the-Reusable-Bags-Movement-with-Eco-Friendly-Upcycled-Bags#sthash.kmjklfbJ.dpuf