Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Instinctive - Review and Giveaway - SS&E #20


Teaching my kids to be environmentally responsible is a lesson I hope to instill in them and hope they carry on to others. Just by following and reading other blogs, I know there are a ton of people who are more environmentally conscious and aware than I am. However, I try to do my small part.



Two people who have taken recycling to a whole new level are Ryan and Anne, the married couple behind Instinctive. The company was born with the purpose of creating affordable, quality bags and backpacks that are sustainable.


All messenger bags, backpacks, and totes at Instinctive are made from 100% recycled material, from the hardware and webbing to the polyester. In addition, Instinctive has a Lifetime Takeback Policy where you can return your bag for repair or replacement. You will receive any new in stock bag or backpack directly for 10% off wholesale cost, plus shipping. Your used bag will be donated to an underprivileged child. As if that wasn't enough to consider this company admirable, they also donate up to 3% of sales to aid the WILD Foundation, an internationally acclaimed conservation organization.



I received the Bamboo Messenger bag and noticed that just because it's made from recycled material, it is not flimsy or low-grade. It features a panda/bamboo design on the outside with a different panda/bamboo design on the inside. Waterproof coating on the underside of the body fabric makes it simple to wipe clean. The shoulder strap pad helps ease the weight on your shoulders. The compartments are large and there are closures that click together to keep it secured shut. I like the overall design of this messenger bag. It holds several items and seems like it is built to last through many uses.





Win It!
One person will win a Bamboo Messenger bag, like the one pictured above.

Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment with your favorite bag from Instinctive.

Extra Entries:

Follow my blog.

Subscribe to my blog via email.

Have my button on your blog.

Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.

Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).

Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post.

Enter any current giveaway at Traci66 (+1 for each entered).

Enter my PureGreen24 giveaway.

Have the School Supplies & Essentials Event button on your blog. (Receive an additional 5 entries on top of that if you added it before the event and commented about it.)

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA. Giveaway ends 9/10/10 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received product for review from Instinctive. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

119 comments:

theladya said...

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Kristen said...

I like the APPROACHING PACK.
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jhitomi said...

I love the Tote bag, because that's the easiest way to throw things I need and carry around. But the messenger bag is great too.
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jhitomi said...

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Bobbie Mackey said...

would love the tote in the teal panda!
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i am a new follower!
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rubynreba said...

I like the teal panda tote
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rubynreba said...

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Elaine said...

I like the Bamplaidboo Tote

Elaine said...

I follow with GFC

Elaine said...

I subscribe via email

Elaine said...

I follow on Twitter

cscottdraw said...

I like the laptop messenger in teal panda
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clenna said...

I love the Bamplaidboo Tote bag

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clenna said...

I follow through Google Friend.

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clenna said...

I subscribe via email

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Jennifer Mathis said...

I like the TRUNK PACK

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Shannon said...

My favorite is actually the messenger bag - I sure could use it when I go back to school this fall!

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Shannon said...

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Shannon said...

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tristatecruisers said...

i like the approching pack!! :)

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jakiesmom said...

i like the trunk pack in panda
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jakiesmom said...

e-mail subscriber

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

TOTE INST1003, LOVE IT :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I follow :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I subscribe :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

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beanie said...

The Shopping Tote

http://www.instinctivebags.com/Shop/Shop.html#TOTE

in teal Panda would sure be handy to have!

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Marvon said...

I like the Teal Panda tote. shreve_mary@yahoo.com

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Blissful Bee Blogging said...

My favorite bag is the TRUNK PACK in Teal Panda!
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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toughturtles said...

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Nanette said...

I like the bamboo messenger in teal panda.
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hiann88 said...

I want mine in INHABITANT PACK in Teal Panda.

littlelatina said...

I like the Teal backpack

mogrill said...

I like the Bambplaidboo.
Thanks for the chance.
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jsc123 said...

My favorite is the Bamboo Messenger Bag in Teal Panda.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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Lucky's Luna said...

My favorite bag is the INHABITANT PACK Tea Panda.

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rubynreba said...

I like the Inhabitant Pack in Teal Panda
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rubynreba said...

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rubynreba said...

Email subscriber
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dawns41 said...

I love the Bamboo Messenger in Teal Panda. I like all the fabric choices.
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doozercries said...

i like the tote bag in banplaidboo.

Living on Love and Cents said...

i like the teal messenger! hbi2010@yahoo.com

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Michael said...

My overall favorite bag from Instinctive is the Approaching Pack in Sketchy Camo.

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Jean said...

I like the BAMBOO MESSENGER
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Melissa B. said...

My favorite is the Bamplaidboo Tote Bag.

ape2016 said...

I like the tote bag in teal panda

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Jeannine said...

I like the TOTE in teal panda


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Jenn S. said...

The Bamplaidboo tote is really cute! jas8929(at)gmail(dot)com

tallcapp said...

The Bamboo Messenger featured in the giveaway is my favorite. I really find Messenger bags very handy.

marjeannie said...

APPROACHING PACK: Camo.

Julie said...

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DarcyO said...

My favorite is the APPROACHING PACK.

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Anonymous said...

I love the laptop messenger in bambooplaid.

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe via e-mail
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Anonymous said...

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Dani said...

APPROACHING PACK in the sketchy camo

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Kate said...

LOVE the Inhabitant Pack in Teal Panda!

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h. mcnaron said...

These bags are great. I love the bamboo messenger in teal panda best.
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h. mcnaron said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I like the bamboo messenger in teal panda, thanks!

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tdean30 said...

Inhabitant Pack is really cute!

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Shellie & Brutus said...

I really like the teal Panda Tote.
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Benita said...

I really like the teal panda tote.

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Tracey said...

I like the tote in teal panda.
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loni said...

I like the TRUNK PACK

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susan said...

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Super Blogger Girl! said...

I like the diaper pack best.

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Jodi said...

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Busy Working Mama said...

I like the Tote bag a lot.

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Bakersdozen said...

I like the messenger bag in Bamplaidboo. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah Z said...

Really like the APPROACHING PACK in bambooplaid!
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Sarah Z said...

Follower on GFC!
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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we like the "APPROACHING PACK / Sketchy Camo".

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brianpiero said...

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Gianna said...

BAMBOO MESSENGER

purango said...

The Inhabitant Pack is y favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com