by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 19, 2011

Tote bag from missionwearNo need to chuck that leftover banner. Denver-based Mission Wear, a firm that hires women encountering obstacles to employment (e.g., addiction and homelessness), came up with the bright idea of repurposing the banners into tote and messenger-style bags. Cost, $28 for tote; $35 for messenger bags. Thanks to Visit Denver for the idea. (303) 808-7538;