18 Jun '11, 11am

Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards Choose Best in Green

The Sway wins Handbag Designer Award. Photo: courtesy Handbag Designer 101. Less than a month ago, we announced the finalists in 5th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA), hosted by Handbag Designer 101 and InStyle , in the green and socially responsible category, and now, we're announcing the winners. They're given more than just an award to put on the mantel, they're given a platform to launch their brand. In the green category, New York-based The Sway, for one, now has the opportunity to partner with Timberland . Read on: As a member of the preliminary judging panel, I saw more than 1,000 independent handbag designs while judging and The Sway's "Marlo" bag was among my favorites from the beginning. It is made with recycled leather scraps and recycled cotton linings and has not only a lot of intricate pieces of leather but a lot of character, too. As the over...

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