Actress Olivia Wilde is using fashion and her love for bags to do good things. She recently collaborated with Alternative Apparel to design a road-ready messenger bag that will benefit the Academy for Peace and Justice, a secondary school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, funded by award-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis’s charity: Artists for Peace and Justice.
Wilde has been crazy about Alternative Apparel for quite some time as she told Vogue:
I’ve been trying to figure out how to combine conscious commerce with my life for fashion. I wear [Alternative Apparel’s] sweatshirts every day and live in their maxidresses. And they’re good people!
The sustainable, eco-friendly bag is constructed from vintage army canvas, adorned by antique brass hardware and pebbled leather trim. What’s cool is, the cross-body messenger can be converted into a backpack when needed. It’s available at ShopBop for $138.
Do some good while looking good? Why not?