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Smart, Sustainable, and Chic

Smart, sustainable, and chic are the three core passions that inspired Shana Yansen to start Jute and Jackfruit.  And last month I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Shana and learn more about her company and the Jute and Jackfruit blog.

Jute and Jackfruit is an environmentally and socially conscious clothing online boutique selling limited handmade clothing, jewelry, and handbags.  Here are some of my favorite items from the online boutique.  This is the perfect time to start thinking about holiday gifts right?



I ended up buying the silver and black Masha Messenger Bag.  Here are a few features of this “smart design” bag.
1. It was made from over 1600 recycled aluminum soda pull-tabs, hand crocheted together.
2. Socially-conscious program empowering Brazilian women to gain crochet skills and obtain a source of employment. A portion of sales is donated to community building programs.
3. Made by artisan women in Brazil, fair trade.



Also, from now until November 30th, 2010 you can use the code Naina15 at Jute and Jackfruit to receive 15% off your first order. (clearance items not included)


Reader Comments (35)

Oooh so unique and fun, off to chk out the site:-)

P.S. I've missed your blog! Good to be back

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTamara Nicole

That's a brilliant line N! First of all, I love jackfruit though I always have a hard time explaining it to friends here. Socially responsible companies like these need our support and purchases! =)

I'll look into it!


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November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter20 York Street

i love your scarf! very fall-esque:)


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

i think these are perfect for holiday gifts! and i love how they are environmentally and socially conscious. ๐Ÿ˜€

<3, Mimi

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMimi

Oh, these things are so cute! I love the little makeup bags — perfect holiday gifts for my friends!
xo Josie

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosie

LOVE your bag, and I spy some awesome pieces there, will def take a look ๐Ÿ™‚


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjemina

The earrings are beautiful. Thanks for the discount code!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissaNibbles

That bag is so unique, I love it! And I really like that green wrap in the first roundup

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal

Love those earrings! I'm going to check out the site, thanks for sharing Naina!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGB

Will definitely check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered

Thanks for sharing, I'm gonna check it out! I love the bag you got!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChas

super cute bag – too small for me – i carry too much stuff – i actually FINALLY switched bags to a new cross-body bag – and i already regret b/c it's a lil too small! – ok a lot too small

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November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~

Love your scarf. Will visit the site and thanks for the discount.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeeta

super cute!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCara

Loving the scarf very fall fashion worthy!


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFashion Meets Food

What a cool company. With great products!

By the way- got the book!! I can't wait to start reading:).


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTorrie

I love brands like this, that are equally sustainable and fashionable. The pieces looks gorgeous and unique. Great post.


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

Hi Naina, I love your bag, I think I want one, love all the stuff. I just might order some items, thanks for the code!


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What a cool brand! Love that bag.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercoolkids

OOOH I'll have to check out the site to get my 15% off. I love the accessories shown.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBella @Bellgetsreal

So cute, I love your new silver bag! Thanks for the coupon code, I'm off to check out the site. Hope you had a nice weekend!


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Love the scarf…and the bag. Love it!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStylishDesi

Yay for this wonderful eco friendly boutique. I wish there were more companies being conscious of the envornment.


November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStyles 'n Cream

what an amazing collection and that bag is awesome!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Griffin

I've totally been on the lookout for more sustainable style options. Thanks so much for sharing. Love the bag!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

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