Friday, July 31, 2009

OlovesM: ECO/SPORT BAGS: FUN & FUNCTIONAL WITH A STORY






RE-PURPOSED MATERIALS CRAFTED BY CO LOCALS=COLLECTION WITH A BIG HEART

OUTDOOR RETAILER MARKET, SLC UTAH

July 23rd, 2009

Words, Booth Image Judith Eocohard

Other Images from the WEBSITE

We were always cruising by the booth of the OlovesM Collection of trendy eco carryalls…on our way to and from the East/West divide of the Outdoor Retailer Market/Salt Palace floorplan… that took us hours to figure out, duh.

















Lucky us, we caught a free moment with the engaging, busy bee proprietor, Merle O’Brien…who was usually swarmed with buyers.

Here’s why: The bags are really nice and come in all the sizes we need…clutches, totes, H2O holders, bucket satchels. All are well made…by home workers, (yes!), have inner and outer compartments for haulers like us, and come in terrif colors and patterns.

















Our top picks in the lineup are the sandy jute offerings in big and small sizes. The super sized Sundance model was the eco swag bag at the Film Fest.






There’s also a Sport Collection that includes the aforementioned water bottle holder with a handy mesh pocket for our necessaries.

Perky patterns dominate the Fab Collection’s functional Fab Tote (with a mat bottom)…and the peace signed selection really garnered BIG retailer interest.



















Major bonus points go to OlovesM as all the fabrics are “repurposed” - sparing ours landfills---.plus the company donates bags to raise $ for non-profits,

A nice story---but trust us, OlovesM’s got game too…stylewise.

INFO/ONLINE SHOPPING: OlovesM