Nine Designers Create Solar-Powered Bags for Charity

To support the Portable Light Project, a non-profit providing poverty stricken communities solar kits, Elle magazine enlisted 9 fashion designers to create one-of-a-kind bags to be sold on Ebay through July 15.

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To support the Portable Light Project, a non-profit organization providing poverty stricken communities solar kits, Elle magazine enlisted 9 fashion designers to create one-of-a-kind bags, each tricked out with a flexible solar panel, rechargeable batteries, an HBLED light, and USB port—currently up for auction on Ebay. Here, Diane von Furstenburg's graphic take on a classic canvas and leather tote.
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Lutz & patmos'sleek black and silver number redefines "geek chic."
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A perfect everyday satchel by Zero + Maria Cornejo.
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The only leather offering of the bunch, we love how polished and sturdy this Loeffler Randallntote is.
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Tommy Hilfiger's use of pockets a preppy front detailing make us wish we had this bag to stroll around campus with.
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A fashionable blend of technology and tradition, Vena Cava'snbrightly-woven sack recalls classic Mexican textiles.
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Rogan's optically-teasing black and white tote lends a playful punch to any outfit.
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A great option for beach days, Loomstate'snnautical-inspired canvas and rope-handled bag can keep your ipod charged.
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We love how the solar strips sync so well with the overall look of Joseph Muteti's messenger bag.
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