Twitter has been great at connecting me with small companies of sustainable products from all over the world. Otherwise I would’ve never discovered the super-cute and eco-friendly purses by Australian based Pocket Carnival. They are illustrated, designed and created by the founder Penny Eager at her studio in Melbourne that uses 100% renewable electricity from wind power. All her fabric items such as purses or cushions are made of GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified cotton and the lining on her purses is made of recycled or vintage fabric. GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers. It includes ecological as well as social criteria. Pocket Carnival's handmade organic cotton purses are digitally printed without excess ink. Instead all the water-based ink that is used in the process remains on the fabric. The whimsical illustration for the birds zip purse in green and plum give it a contemporary look. It can be used to hold pencils, glasses or make-up and is perfect for upcoming spring. Until then make sure to check out the designer’s illustration of rain clouds and rainbow raindrops on the chevron stripe raindrops pencil case. It will instantly cheer you up. The contrasting design of the lining is a fun surprise when opening the eco-friendly purses. Her animal designs for the organic coin purses are incredibly charming and feature stylish kangaroos in love, a hip possum with oversized reading glasses and owls holding hands. Those charming characters are cute daily reminders that living a green life-style can be fun.