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Sustainable style - look great using this green gear

Get down to earth with bags from scraps, iPad protectors that won't hurt the environment and gorgeous glass water bottles

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From trash to treasure Peruvian designer Vacide Erda Zimic uses cast-offs from an Andean hat factory to make the Tantrum bag. Countless pieces of triangle-shaped felt - sourced from surplus materials that otherwise would go to waste - are assembled by hand to construct the eye-popping accessory. If the rainbow motif is too bold, the bag also comes in solid shades such as red and dark grey. $149, ladymosquito.ca

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Pass the glass Takeya's reusable glass water bottle is slightly heavier than plastic or stainless steel, but it takes hydration to healthier heights. The sleekly designed bottle keeps liquids free of BPA and other potentially harmful toxins, and features a smooth rounded spout. A nifty no-slip silicone jacket adds a splash of colour and shields against accidental breakage. From $19.99 (U.S.), takeyausa.com

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Why woodn't you? Give your iPad 2 a natural look with the new wooden Miniot cover. Carved in the Netherlands from a single piece of cherry, walnut, oak, maple or padouk (all sourced from sustainable forests), the cover has thin grooves that allow it to roll back into an adjustable stand that's perfect for movie viewing, picture taking and game playing. Every Miniot cover is custom-made and can be engraved. From $70 (50 euros), miniot.com

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