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Fleurville’s Re-Runs are better than the Bradys

January 16th, 2008

I’m not a big fan of reruns unless they’re from a classic show like Little House on the Prairie or of something hysterically funny like Seinfeld. When it comes to diaper bags the only Re-Runs you should be watching—or wearing—are Fleurville’s new Re-Run Messenger and Re-Run MicroPod. Who knew your diaper bag could help save the environment?

FleurvilleFleurville is known for its stylish yet functional diaper bags, and as unbelievable as it may seem, they’ve even topped their own bags with their new Re-Run line. The Re-Run Messenger bag is actually the popular MotherShip slightly shrunken in size and made out of Fleurville’s recycled plastic bottle fabric. How their Re-Run fabric is made is an interesting read in itself (for the life cycle, click here). Just know that 86% of the 50 billion plastic bottles the US consumes each year end up in landfill and these same plastic bottles take 1000 years to breakdown. Makes you re-think buying a case at Costco, doesn’t it?

FleurvilleFleurville’s Re-Run Messenger bag keeps 10 (600-ml) plastic water bottles out of landfill. Though this “green” bag (okay, it oesn’t actually come in green but it does come in four fab colors) is smaller in size you’ve still got the adjustable shoulder strap, 2 external pockets, 3 interior pockets, a key clip, see-thru wipe case, and even an earbud pass-thru badge and fleece-lined iPod/sunglasses pocket. All that in a Messenger bag made from recycled plastic! But what does it look and feel like up close? Well…just like any other well-made, high-quality Fleurville bag. I know because I am now lucky enough to go green with a red Re-Run Messenger bag, and that beautiful silk-screened botanical print only enhances the inner beauty of this bag.

FleurvilleLet’s not forget the Re-Run MicroPod, which keeps 3 (600-ml) plastic water bottles out of landfill. I had to get up close and personal with to make sure it lived up to its claims: zip-out mesh sippy cup pocket (sippy cups and baby bottles okay; plastic water bottles not okay), removable/adjustable shoulder strap, fleece lined iPod/sunglasses pocket, earbud pass-thru badge, changing cloth, and wipes case. I truly couldn’t believe it, but this little made-from-recycled-plastic pod had all that hidden in its sleek lines and perfect-for-the-light-traveler size. You can even wear the MicroPod in four ways: messenger, over the shoulder, around the waist, or hung from a stroller.

I absolutely love Fleurville’s Re-Run line, but their Re-Run fabric isn’t the only “green” thing about this company. Fleurville is a certified “San Francisco Bay Area Green Business” (i.e. it uses “green” business practices), and its products are PVC-free. Instead of PVC, Fleurville uses its own environmentally friendly polyurethane laminate, Green-LAM, which has superior attributes like moisture–repellency, UV-resistance, and overall durability. “By purchasing products with [the] Re-Run logo, you are reducing your carbon footprint and supporting a more sustainable form of manufacturing.” Sounds pretty darn good to me.—Emily

* Giveaway Fleurville is giving away one Re-Run Messenger and one Re-Run MicroPod! Please leave a comment with a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winners from the comments and contact them via email. Deadline: Jan. 24, 2007 (midnight). The winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.

** Congratulations to Donna Fenton and Joanna Dreifus, the winners of the Fleurville giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

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141 comments on “Fleurville’s Re-Runs are better than the Bradys

  1. These are awesome bags! I love that they are ‘green’

  2. These are awesome bags! I’d love to have one

  3. Caryn Bailey on said:

    AWESOME bags Count me in please!

  4. Holly Henderson on said:

    omg! i adore fleur! and even better recycled.

  5. Suzanne Williams on said:

    Those are really cool bags! I could really use them because of how they would easily help me stay organized!

  6. Kristen on said:

    Great bag! Love that it is earth-friendly!

  7. i want!

  8. Nice!! Count me in please. Thanks!

  9. Andrie on said:

    Love these “green” bags! Would absolutely love to have one!

  10. Janice J on said:

    I do like the idea of recycled items, these look very nice!

  11. Jennifer H. on said:

    I’d love to win, so please count me in. Thanks for the chance! Have a great week!

    Jennifer H. :-)

  12. TheAngelForever on said:

    These look amazing. I would love to use these. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  13. Rachel on said:

    Love the site, Love the bags!

  14. What a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win these.

  15. This is a fantastic bag. Thanks!

  16. I would love to have one of these bags! Thanks!

  17. The idea of re-run is wonderful. More like it please

  18. Doreen on said:

    I would LOVE to win either one but I’ve been wanting a Fleurville bag for so long now!! lol

  19. Camille Wilson on said:

    What a great product, to tote and tout the recycling message – i’d love one to show off!

  20. Goodness, that Laxie tote that is coming in Feb is so cute!

    taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. gorgeous bag

  22. Katy Swab on said:

    Love, love, love it

  23. MyMomShops on said:

    I’ve seen these in person and they are beautiful.

  24. Barbara on said:

    Oh, wow! Awesome prizes, and so useful and convenient!

  25. Natosha B on said:

    so impressed with this item!! Great bag!! I would be proud to tote this everywhere!!

  26. Scarlett on said:

    I officially love Fleurville.

  27. Sarah W on said:

    In a perfect world, everything I owned would be Fleurville. I adore their products. But unfortunately, I have to adore eating above it. I would so love to win this!

  28. JewelsHud on said:

    Love the bag – so funky and cool!

  29. Jennifer Barr on said:

    what great bag!

  30. james montroy on said:

    this is really neat

  31. Stacie on said:

    What a great bag!

  32. Oh wow! What a FANTASTIC idea! Thank you for sharing this review with us! I would be thrilled to carry that little one around- perfect for those extra little things I need to take on walks with my 18-month-old!

  33. Count me in.

  34. What a great concept! These days I’m looking for more alternatives to the plastic grocery bag, so I love these “green” products! Thanks for creating such a unique and environmentally friendly product.

  35. It is so stylish. I’d love to win it.

  36. Melissa on said:

    I bid on a bunch of these bags on Ebay and never won—Please pick me, my baby is 8 weeks old and I am still using my purse as a diaper bag.

  37. ummm…yes I would love to be entered in this completely amazing giveaway. I’ve been looking for a bag like this forever! thanks!

  38. Its great that more and more products are being made with recycled materials. Who would’ve thought of a recycled diaper bag.

  39. Lisa E on said:

    OK so the truth is that I can’t (and would never) roll large like David Beckham but I guess the nice thing about winning a bag like this is that it makes it even more unlikely that I will be producing 163 tons of carbon dioxide a year like he does. Ugh…can you imagine?

  40. Tricia McCammack on said:

    Count me in!

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