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The first reusable lunch bag I bought was from a company who draws inspiration from “the city that never sleeps.” When I shop for products that I believe will cut my usage of disposable products, I seek out something stylish because I believe that going green can be fashionable.
“BUILT transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.” I like that quote because it sums up exactly how I feel about the company. Their strategic use of vibrant colors, bold patterns, and funky shapes on an unconventional fabric (neoprene) make their entire product line stand out above the rest. Here is a little more information about the company from the site:
Our design team, headed by two of the founders, starts with everyday objects such as bottle totes, lunch bags, and laptop sleeves—then strips away the unnecessary and the expected. Our solid roots in the tradition of American industrial design guide us in the belief that form is as important as function, and color is the glue that binds them together. The results from this unusual foundation are original and stylish products that meet the demands of life in perpetual motion.
I received a Renzo Oven Mitt, Scoop Camera Case, and One Bottle Tote to review, courtesy of BUILT. What’s wonderful about neoprene is that it’s protective and insulates. And while it keeps cold items, cold, it also protects you from hot items. The camera case has a rigid back which makes me confident in it’s ability to protect my camera from a very curious toddler. The bottle tote can insulate for up to 4 hours (impressive!). My only suggestion when standing it up is to make sure it doesn’t tip (depending on the type of bottle you place in it). The oven mitt can be used with either hand and can withstand heat up to 500 degree fahrenheit (again, impressive). Who knew neoprene was so versatile? And, it’s super easy to wash and dries very quickly. I usually toss my lunch tote in the washing machine and let it hang dry so that it keeps it’s shape.
BUILT offers a wide variety of solutions for food and drink, technology, and even a baby. I’m already eying the Cushy Tushy Changing Pad for number 2! The entire selection is affordable and the company has an online store for easy purchasing. You can also use their store locator for a physical retailer in your area.
Win It! One of you will win a gourgeous Gourmet Getaway in Micro Dot/Fiery Orange. Simply head on over to the site and take a look at their array of products. Come back here and leave me a comment with your favorite (not mentioned in my review). Comments will close on June 2, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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