Haiku To-Go Bag Review
Haiku bags are a new eco-friendly bag that is a nirvana of style, tactile pleasure and over all good karma. Because I love creative bags this delightfully delicious line of eco friendly messenger bags, totes, purses, hobo bags and handbags is one of my top gift giving recommendations - for someone you love or for yourself (take a look at 3 of the top Haiku bag styles below). These cute bags have grabbed my attention as I'm sure they will grab the attention of everyone you know - soon you'll be hearing "oh, what a cool bag, where did you get it?" Well let me tell you how I discovered these fun and fashionable eco-friendly Haiku To-Go bags...
How I discovered Haiku Bags
A love affair at first sight!
My wife and I were searching for Earth shoes the other day and we came across a website called PlanetShoes.com, well I made the mistake of saying "hey look they have bags too" no sooner had the words passed my lips than I found myself pushed out of the chair and onto the floor - my bruised butt shouting out in protest.
I have to admit though that Haiku To-Go bags caught my attention as well as hers. We are both artists and let me say these eyecatching bags certainly have style!
Eco-Friendly vs Earth-Friendly - The battle of the buzz words
Hey most esteemed visitors I am a curious sort and I just thought I'd flip out this fun curious curiosity poll before I tantalize you with more cool bags from Haiku. Which term do you use or prefer when describing products that are good for the environment?
Haiku Grab Bag 2 - Available in four distinct styles for any occasion
The second generation Haiku Grab Bag makes use of new and improved techniques to deliver into your hands a very cute bag with even more eco-friendliness (um, I don't think that's a word but I'm sticking to it). Haiku uses cyclePET fabric which is soft yet durable and best yet made from recycled plastic bottles - each grab bag saves 15.7 plastic bottles from the landfill - and if you get thirsty you can fill your bag with water and, ok fine I don't recommend that but this Raspberry Haiku Grab Bag is definitely refreshing all on its own.
Details and Features:
•Diagonal zip phone pocket
•Front zip pocket and an extra slip
•Rear and internal zip pockets
•Adjustable strap -- 30" expands to 57"
•Dimensions -- 8" h x 8" w x 2" d
•cyclePET fabric: 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles
•Qualifies for Free Shipping
Why are Haiku Bags Eco-Friendly?
About Sharon Eisenhauer, designer and owner of Haiku Bags
Haiku bags are the creative baby of Sharon Eisenhauer, who is the designer and owner of Haiku Bags. The inspiration for Haiku bags came during a trip to Tokyo during the adoption process for her daughter.
Sharon implemented the Karma Neutral collection of Haiku bags which use sustainable fabrics. The company also buys carbon credits to offset their footprint on the planet.
On top of that Planet Shoes, which sell these Haiku bags support sustainability and a healthy lifestyle in the products they carry by offering a CarbonFree Plus shipping alternative and have partnered with several of their brands to donate 1% for the planet through an organization aptly called 1% for the Planet.
In my humble opinion those are the kinds of companies I am proud to buy from!
Haiku Grab Bag Bloom
A cute fun grab bag to with your larger To-Go bag from Haiku
I discovered a review for this charming grab bag recently (read the Haiku grab bag review here - picture courtesy of Earth Friendly Goodies) and just had to list it here as well. This is a delightful smaller bag - that's why they call it a grab bag I guess - perfect for dropping in your essentials; cell phone, iPod, money and keys and hitting the mall or meeting a friend for tea.
You can Purchase the Haiku Grab Bag here on eBay or find it at PlanetShoes.com, or sometimes Amazon.
• 4 pockets -- secure front zip pocket, exterior slip pocket, zip coin pocket & interior slip pocket
• Large interior pocket for wallet, phone, etc.
• Hidden magnetic closure
• Dimensions -- 7" w x 7" h x 1.5" d
Haiku To Go Bags for Sale - Messenger bags, totes, handbags and even diaper bags!
Amazon.com is one of the first places I look to find good deals on hot bags because it is great to read the reviews from people who have already bought the bags to see what they think of them.
Below you will find a few Haiku To Go bags for sale on Amazon - take a peek and treat yourself to something special. Because these bags fit perfectly in your Haiku Grab Bag 2 you can grab and go for a quick errand.
Would you say I have a plethora of bags...
Most Popular Haiku Bags and Styles - New and Bestselling Haiku Bags
Haiku makes many different styles of bags to suit your needs or artistic whim. For example the Haiku Hobo bag to the right is perfect for when you need lots of room (or need to carry a brick to fend off purse snatchers - hopefully that won't be necessary though so feel free to skip the brick)
Below you'll find even more styles of Haiku bags to fit any occasion. Plus a few other brands like Haiku with cute bags of their own...
Haiku Women's Branch City Satchel for Sale - Good for work, good for a weekend bag, Great storage!
Haiku To-Go Calligraphy Tote - An eco-friendly bag with a delicious suede feel
This Haiku To-Go tote is one of the first to catch my eye at Planet Shoes. That gorgeous faux-leather pebbled suede is so soft you'd swear there is nothing faux about it. And Haiku's signature handmade stitching gives this tote that artistic "made just for you" feel that is a big winner in my book. I just love the detail in those blue flowers! If you want a tote that is both functionally fantastic and artistically amorous the Haiku To-Go "Calligraphy" Bag is just for you.
Details and Features:
•7 pockets -- 2 water bottle pockets, 2 zip pockets, 2 phone/mp3 player pockets, 1 velcro pocket
•Adjustable strap -- 28" expands to 54"
•Spring clip for keys
•Cordura nylon lining
•Dimensions -- 10" h x 12" w x 3.5" d
•Qualifies for Free Shipping
Where do I find bags like Haiku bags?
Discover the Sherpani Luna Satchel
As long as we are checking out cool artsy handbags let me show you the Sherpani. My wife has a few Sherpani bags in her collection and she really loves them because they are well made and look so amazing. I was just checking this one out at REI and this Sherpani Luna Satchel is just the right size for an iPad so if you want to wow someone you know is getting an iPad for Mother's Day she'll be doubly in love if you get her this Sherpani bag as well.
More Sherpani Bags - More top selling Sherpani Bags that are Like Haiku Bags
More to Come...
I certainly have more eco-friendly haiku bag reviews to come, so keep your clicking fingers nice and limber and come back again!
Have a super spiffy day from the 'ol Rusty Quill.
Do you have a Haiku To-Go bag? Let us know what your favorite style is, or just leave a hey ho-how's it going.
Hey eco-friend leave us a message:
anonymous on July 21, 2011:
yesperu on June 21, 2011:
These bags seems to be very useful and for using at any occasion.
Rusty Quill (author) on April 04, 2011:
@Heard_Zazzle: I know they sure are super fun and stylish - my wife loves hers (she could get a new bag a week I swear) :) Thanks for stopping by.
Heard_Zazzle on April 04, 2011:
The bags look so soft, and the colors will go with a lot of my clothes.
UKGhostwriter on April 02, 2011:
Fantastic bags! great lens!
Harshitha LM on February 27, 2011:
Cute calligraphy bag. Earth friendly lens! Thumbs up!
ohcaroline on October 31, 2010:
They look pretty cool!
poutine on September 15, 2010:
anonymous on September 14, 2010:
Nice - what lovely bags - It's my sisters birthday soon... I think I know what to get her now. :)
Obscure_Treasures on May 21, 2010:
Yes, I love this bag.Great lens! We always need to know more about ways to go green. Thanks!
anonymous on November 04, 2009:
These Haiku bags look brilliant - a fab eco-friendly alternative.
greenerme on April 30, 2009:
These are neat! Welcome to A Million Ways to Go Green!
RinchenChodron on April 17, 2009:
Yes, I love both their shoes and bags! Welcome to the Green Companies and Green Activists Group!
Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on April 14, 2009:
Didn't know these existed. Very cool. Blessed by a Squid Angel.
anonymous on April 04, 2009:
Nice looking Haiku bag you have featured - I'm looking for a Haiku messenger bag that my wife wants for her birthday do you know where I can find one?
anonymous on March 25, 2009:
Great lens I love my Haiku bag, but I don't have the calligraphy bag yet... maybe I need another one. Um, yep I definitely do :)