We aspire to not only make bags that you remember to bring to the check-out counter, but ones that you can also use as purses, beach bags, gifts and fashion accessories.
Culver City, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2010
Culver City, CA PRWEB) September 24, 2010 -- Digging into the practices and contributions of June Fifteen (http://www.june15collection.com) reveals a company that truly walks the walk when it comes to giving back. “Our manufacturing and corporate practices are as important as the quality of our bags,” says Founder and CEO Sandrine Cassidy Schmitt. The company’s suppliers in India meet Fair Trade standards and have an ISO 9001 international standard of quality classification, ensuring commitment to quality, environmental-friendliness, and safety. For product distribution, June Fifteen works with Build Rehabilitation Industries, which employs Americans with disabilities, helping them achieve greater independence and learn the ethics of work through meaningful employment. As a member of 1% for the Planet, June Fifteen donates 1% of gross sales to environmental organizations.
Handcrafted with natural sustainable materials, the collection (http://www.june15collection.com/bags) is primarily made of renewable jute, rattan cane and 100% cotton. The bags go for $6.99 to $14.99, with styles for women, men and children. June Fifteen also customizes bags, further helping retailers and other businesses to participate in the environmental movement.
An active volunteer, Sandrine is on the board of Ballona Creek Renaissance, fostering the renewal of Ballona Creek and its role in regional flood protection. June Fifteen also supports the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, working with communities to create parks and gardens to empower residents in underserved areas.
About June Fifteen
June 15, Inc. started in 2007, with Sandrine Cassidy Schmitt’s vision to create stylish, sustainable bags to enable discerning shoppers and all retailers to replace disposable shopping bags. In the process, June Fifteen combined high style with practical features to make the bags multi-functional. “We aspire to not only make bags that you remember to bring to the check-out counter, but ones that you can also use as purses, beach bags, gifts and fashion accessories,” according to Sandrine. “And we recognize that many men would be more likely to utilize reusable bags as well, with options that combine utility and style, which inspired the Blue Bag.” Bags can be purchased at http://www.june15collection.com and at select retailers and online stores. June Fifteen is a member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of sales to environmental organizations.
The name June Fifteen represents the halfway mark of the year and the founder’s birthday, times to consider balance and equilibrium in pursuit of better habits, for a better world.
For more information, please contact Sandrine at 310.384.5682 or email her at scs(at)june15collection(dot)com.
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