August 7, 2008
Helen's recycled polyester 'Mist' clutch was featured in the August issue of industry trade mag WSAToday... "sustainable style in the bag"!
July 21, 2008
Helen's 'Leaf' laptop carrier was once again featured, this time in Tom's Guide as a "functional, fashionable" offering.
June 22, 2008
Always on the lookout for a smart new laptop bag, Squidoo blogger Kate Trgovac reviewed Helen's 'Leaf' laptop carrier. Read what she wrote.
April 7, 2008
HER Design was featured in The Salem News as a local business "going green, selling green."
April 4, 2008
Helen's 'Droplet' wristlet was featured on NBC's Today Show in a segment called "Online shopping for under $100." Check out the clip here.
April 1, 2008
No fooling! White Apricot included Helen's bags in their Top 11 Eco Friendly Handbag Collections. See the entire list here.
(More interim news to post soon. We have definitely been busy... too busy, if you get our meaning!)
September 14, 2007
iVillage blogger "Emma Spirit" writes about her latest green find: us. For more, check this out.
August 14, 2007
After an intensive application and review process, HER Design has just been accepted into the Co-op America Business Network! Informing us of our acceptance, Co-op America wrote: "You are among CABN's year 2007 progressive business leaders who are solving today's tough social and environmental problems." Their Seal of Approval (pictured below) appears throughout our Web site. When you support us or another business sporting this seal, you are endorsing a growing economy built on a commitment to doing well by doing good. To find a complete listing of CABN members, check out the National Green Pages. Also, learn more about the Seal of Approval.
August 6, 2007
Check out this fantastic piece on a fantastic online resource. White Apricot is all about "Blending a conscious lifestyle with fine living." That's funny, so are we!
July 31, 2007
'Iris' was featured in Ideal Bite's daily e-mailed tip, calling it "an attractive escort for your next party." You know what? They're right about that.
July 5, 2007
Helen has taken retail space in renowned furniture designer Robert Craymer's RC Green design center in Santa Barbara. In addition to Craymer's own responsibly made furniture collection and design services, the RC Green store promotes a wide range of ecologically sound and socially responsible products for those pursuing a greener and more values-aligned lifestyle and living space. Craymer designs green VIP spaces at major events, including Sundance and the Academy Awards. His celebrity clientele includes Jessica Simpson, Amanda Peet, and Will Smith. Visit RC Green, located at 1233 State Street in Santa Barbara. Phone for directions: 805 884-0400.
June 6, 2007
Helen and several of her designs were featured in The Boston Herald's style section ("The Edge") as part of an article discussing cruelty-free fashion, aka "vegan chic." By the way, the eclectic backdrop for many of the photos is the shopfloor of one of our favorite retailer partners, She in Marblehead.
June 1 , 2007
'Lily' is spotlighted on iVillage's new eco-products channel, iGo Green. It was the first product selected to appear in the 'Stuff We Love' feature. To see some of the other featured products, go here
March 8, 2007
'Mushroom' has been featured in Natural Health magazine's April 2007 issue. It is touted as a good springtime (read: wet-weather) bag because of the natural water-resiliency that is characteristic of its outer fabrics: hemp canvas and Treetap® wild rubber. Read the feature
February 27, 2007
Phew, back from Hollywood! Check out the expanded gallery of celebrities carrying Helen's bags. Helen also selected handbags and laptop bags for the dozen or so A-list celebrities arriving at the Academy Awards... not in limos, but in a fleet of hybrids as part of the "Red Carpet/Green Cars" Oscar® campaign sponsored by Global Green. Among the participants were Leo, Penelope, Gwyneth, Al & Tipper, and the Davids.
February 1, 2007
Helen E Riegle has been invited to participate in an Oscar® gift suite! We will be part of a special spotlight on "green" products and services – very à propos considering Al Gore's film on global warming, 'An Inconvenient Truth', has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature. In addition to the celebrity involvement, three charities will benefit from the proceedings, including Global Green, John Wayne Cancer Institute, and So The World May Hear. View the invitation that went out to all nominees and presenters
January 15, 2007
Blush magazine, a southeast regional glossy, runs a feature this month on Helen E Riegle's "eco chic" designs. The piece not only spotlights the high style factor of Helen's bags but also discusses the social and environmental themes on which the business is founded. Read it here
January 1, 2007
'Poppy' is featured in the Dec/Jan 2007 issue of Natural Health magazine as an ideal gift for the world traveler. "Roomy and durable, the HER Design Poppy bag in eco-friendly hemp canvas opens up like a pouch to hold travel essentials. Interior pockets provide safe storage for maps and money, and the bag's drawstring top keeps everything secure." See for yourself
November 16-18, 2006 – Event: Junior Aid Society's Holiday Shop at Tedesco Country Club, Marblehead MA
November 14, 2006 – Press: Helen's 'Eco Geeko' laptop sleeve featured in The Green Guide
November 3-5, 2006 – Event: Christmas Fair at the World Trade Center, Boston MA
September 10, 2006 – Press: Helen's handbags featured as "seasonless green fashion" in The Green Guide
August 30, 2006 – Press: Helen's handbags featured in North Shore Magazine's Summer/Fall issue
August 10, 2006 – Press: Helen's handbags featured in KIWI magazine's Style section
August 7, 2006 – Blog: Helen's handbags featured in SheFinds' "Today's Finds" section
June 5, 2006 – Catalog: Helen selected as a featured designer in Trunkt's "Be Cointreauversial" summer catalog
June 1, 2006 – Event: Helen's handbags appear in Nantucket's David O. Nauss Memorial Benefit fashion show
May 19, 2006 – Event: HER Design announces its South End Open Market (Boston) summer dates
May 3, 2006 – Press: Helen's Organic Cotton collection featured in The Boston Globe's Sidekick section
April 28, 2006 – Press: Helen and Christopher Riegle interviewed on ENN Radio
February 14-16, 2006 – Event: Helen exhibits her collections at the Fashion Coterie show in New York
February 9, 2006 – Blog: Helen's handbags mentioned as a sensible eco/animal friendly choice at NY Fashion Week
February 1, 2006 – Store news: Trunkt's permanent home in Tribeca (NY) will carry Helen E Riegle handbags
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