Recently, “Mom” had the distinct pleasure of being introduced to Canopy Verde, a wonderful new company whose commitment to the environment shines through their eco-fabulous handbags and totes for women. The company’s designer, Linda Wong, took the time out of her busy day to answer some of “Mom’s” questions about this fashionable line.
An Interview with Linda Wong, Creator of Canopy Verde
Tell us about your eco-inspired company:
I decided in 2007, after many years studying and working in business and accessory design, that it was the right time to create something that reflected my aesthetic and desire to do something meaningful. So Canopy Verde was born, a collection of earth-friendly handbags designed to appeal to the woman who wants both style and sustainability.
The timing of the launch was certainly fortuitous – I was in the process of launching my website the same day that I gave birth to my son, Will. As a new mom, I’ve incorporated my new experiences into the collection, adding the Dewberry Tote, a mom-friendly diaper bag.
How do you choose to go green in your own life:
I try to go green through little decisions in my everyday life. At home, we eat organic and local as much as possible, compost our food waste, recycle, unplug electric appliances at night, etc. Wherever we can decrease our energy usage, we opt for the option with the least carbon footprint.
Guilty green pleasure:
I’m pretty frugal by nature so I don’t splurge on a lot of things. I do love Aveda products and their whole philosophy so my guilty green pleasure is using their serum every night.
Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?
Even if it seems that the willingness to pay a premium for green products has waned due to the recession, I believe this a trend for the long term. People are still making lifestyle changes to live a greener life. We are part of a force for positive change!
*Image courtesy of Canopy Verde.*