Fashion meets function and fair trade at Sharie Renee’s Cosmic Bobbins pop-up shop, open in Tremont through Dec. 23. Renee and others create and sell sustainable accessories such as handbags woven from old magazines and arm-warmers made from retired sweaters and decorated with Cleveland and Tremont “tattoos.” “My company is based on giving back,” says Renee, who partners with local nonprofits such as United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland and stocks fair-trade items from organizations such as Comfort Africa, which supports children affected by HIV/AIDS. “We’re taking consumerism a step further. ... [It’s] thinking about life beyond the physical product.” 2406 Professor Ave., Cleveland, cosmicbobbins.com
Monday, November 28, 2011 7:17:25 PM by Janel Hartwell
Sharie Renee's sustainable accessories are just perfect.
I live in Canada, and use the beautiful handbag's she has made out of recycled magazine's. It seems everyone wants to know where they came from.
They have become very popular here in Canada.
Thank you Sharie Renee for your thoughtful planet friendly products and for giving back one bag at a time.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:41:08 AM by J. Bechler
Sharie Renee's handbags are instant conversation pieces. There is no other accessory that I own that attracts as much attention as a Cosmic Bobbins handbag. It amazes me how much women ( and men!) love these bags. It's even more amazing that not only are they eye-catching but sustainable, as well. Cosmic Bobbins' well-deserved success is testament to all the good work that Sharie has done to create a product that is "green", provides jobs to nonprofits and gives back to the world-wide community. Bravo!