Handbags Made via Upcycling: Smart Style with Kate Patay

A black makeup bag made of recycled materials featured in Smart Style

Smart Style Ambassador Kate Patay has some fun ways to stay cool and beat the heat wherever events take you this summer. Tweet us your faves at @SmartMeetings.

Heat Shield

A reflective thermal pouch for smart phones. It has a diamond-shaped stitching pattern.

Use this thermal phone pouch to protect your phone from overheating in the sun.

Pro tip: It also works in the winter to keep it from freezing.

Phoozy | phoozy.com

Stay Connected

A hotspot device from goTenna that has a smooth, oblong shape and a colorful rubber handle.

As you explore the great outdoors you can stay connected with this smart hot spot that works with both Android and iOS.

goTenna | gotennamesh.com

Camping Cocktails

A pink camping cocktail set that includes a shaker, a shotglass, and a jiggler. A pink cocktail in a martini glass is next to the set.

Whether in your backyard or actually camping, this fun tumbler and jigger set is perfect for a refreshing summer beverage.

Winestuff | winestuff.com

Packable Protection

A woman modeling a dyed, close-knit straw hat with an open top. It has dark blue, brown and grey stripes.

Beat the heat and protect yourself from harsh rays with this stylish and packable summer hat.

Bonus: The open top is a great feature to sport your a ponytail or topknot.

San Diego Hat Company | sandiegohat.com

Travel Closure

A black handheld device with a hook on one end and a loop on the other to assist with pulling zippers

Hard to reach zipper? Always. Button that you just can’t get? Often. Try this portable assistance tool and you’ll never have to dash to the elevator partially zipped!

Vive | amazon.com

Fresh Water

A two-piece clear water bottle with a large orange filter

Always have refreshing water at your fingertips that’s safe, clean and filtered with this ultralight compact purifier.

Grayl | grayl.com

Leave Your Mark

A pair of flip-flops, pink on top and blue on the bottom, with cutouts that read "peace" and "love" on each foot

These fun Peace & Love flip flops imprint sand with every step and help remind the universe that we could all do with a little more peace and love. Choose from existing designs or create your own.

FlipSidez | flipsidez.com

Giveback Ideas

A cardboard box with various spa items in brown paperFair Spa

Customizable spa sets feature scented candles, shower gels and body butter by people learning new skills and making living wages.

A tea kit including a mug, Winter Chai tea and a jar of honeyTea Up

Kits feature handmade pottery mugs, tea leaves, scone mix, raw honey and preserves and assists women that have been sex trafficked, in gangs or in prison to create a better life.

A black makeup bag made of recycled materials

Designer Upcycling

Celebrity designer Kenneth Cole collaborated with Deux Mains to created these vegan, waterproof kit bags made from previously new inner tubes and a YKK zipper as part of his Love Haiti line.

A gold pin in the shape of a heart outline

Industry Support

This little heart pin is a sign of your support for SEARCH Foundation, a 501c3 that supports industry individuals in crisis.

 

This article appears in the July 2022 issue. You can subscribe to the magazine here.

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