Sep 16, 2010

Introducing: Plaid Doctrine

Style and sustainability fuse together beautifully at Plaid Doctrine. Based in Seattle, the Plaid Doctrine team proves that work bags and accessories can be savvy, environmentally friendly and stand up to extensive travel. Founder Suzanne Park has logged 300,000+ miles traveling for work and created Plaid Doctrine after feeling frustrated with the bags available on the market at the time. Her line of vintage-inspired bags are built for modern times and made from high performance recycled fabrics and prime grade, vegetable-tanned leather. “These are the kinds of bags I would’ve killed for in my days of non-stop travel," says Suzanne, "They’re good-looking, but not too trendy. They’re green. And they’re built to last. It’s a win/win/win!”

Plaid Doctrine carries a variety of products including these fabulous brief cases (pictured below) which double as a sleek laptop case (fits up to a 17'' screen). The fabric is made from recycled bottles and is water and stain resistant. I'm in love with the striped colorway, it looks like an old-fashioned suit case!

Plaid Doctrine also carries stylish sleeves (that are locally sewn) for your ipad. Light-weight, foam-padded and fully lined in hardy ripstop nylon, these ipad sleeves are attractive and don't smell like a scuba suit. (Amen!)

My favorite Plaid Doctrine piece is the red houndstooth laptop tote (pictured below). It's a cool fusion between a handbag, a backpack and a brief case, plus has adjustable straps, which is great for customizing the perfect length!

To minimize their carbon footprint, Plaid Doctrine sources all materials domestically and even manufactures 100% of their goods right here in the USA. Support a savvy & sustainable local business and check out the entire Plaid Doctrine line by clicking here!


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