Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Woven nesting totes

Woven nesting totes, available at Crate & Barrel

I have a big storage hutch in my painting studio that holds all sorts of crap. Some of it is contained, but some of it wants to make a break for it when I open a door. So I've been hunting for some nice looking baskets to hold paper and photos. To complicate this search further, I've been looking for something eco-friendly (and that doesn't break the bank). There are a lot of great and stylish options out there, but a lot are made of PVC and I've been on a big anti-PVC kick as of late. (Really bad stuff, check this out!)

I think I may have finally stumbled onto some that pleases my eco-friendliness and my aesthetic with these woven nesting totes from Crate & Barrel. They're made of water hyacinth which is a good green material and the lacquer finish is non-toxic. The only thing that makes me pause is the handles are faux-leather, which leads me to suspect that it might be PVC. Dang! But 2 out of 3 ain't bad!!


Anonymous said...

almost too chic for words

chinesetwine said...

The local sex shop here stopped carrying liquid silk lubricant b/c they use PVC in their packaging! You are onto something . . . !

Katie said...

Eeeck! Wow!!!! Well that's great they stopped carrying that stuff. Especially where you use it. No good! No good at all.