Fleurville® Sling Tote

Steven Granville, co-founder of Fleurville®:

Fleurville® is a company focused on creating compelling solutions for modern parents. Our team of talented designers, artists and business people is led by Catherine and Steve Granville. Through good design and rigorous testing, we are committed to continuing to solve problems that parents encounter every day. The genesis of the brand was our entrance into the parallel universe of parenting. As we became parents we encountered brands we needed but did not want. Our whole focus is growing a brand made up of products that you both need and want.

Fleurville® has unveiled their new eco-friendly fabric, called Green -LAM™, which is PVC Free. Success Through Play™ wanted to find out more....

Green-LAM™ is an abbreviation of 'green' lamination. Green-LAM™ is created with Fleurville’s® very environmentally friendly polyurethane laminate Green-LAM™. Green-LAM™ has superior attributes like moisture–repellency, UV-resistance, and overall durability. Most other bag companies use PVC for this application. We don’t. We hope you share our commitment to teaching children responsible stewardship of our environment. We are pushing our company to be as 'green' as possible and one of the 1st things we have done is eliminate the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in our products. Typically used as water proofing, PVC has been replaced by our Green-LAM™ in our products.

PVC is the only major plastic that contains chlorine, so it is unique in the hazards it creates. PVC production fuses vinyl chloride molecules with toxic metals such as lead and cadmium, which are added as plasticizers and stabilizers. Because of the chemical properties of chlorine, the by-products of PVC production tend to be far more toxic, more persistent in the environment, and more likely to build up in the food supply and the bodies of people than otherwise similar chemicals that do not contain chlorine. Many other bag manufacturers use PVC because it is cheap. We don't.

The Sling Tote

The Sling Tote (ST) is a mid size tote. We have found that as the baby gets bigger the bag can get smaller. So the ST is designed for the 2nd time Mom or someone who doesn't need to carry what will fit in a MotherShip. It has many problem solving features; 5 feet to keep the bottom clean, fleece-line pocket to prevent scratching of sunglasses, etc... each designed to help the care
giver through their day.

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Success Through Play™ comments:

® is certified as a ‘San Francisco Bay Area Green Business’ by the County of Marin, California. Fleurville® supports many worthy organizations around the country; click here for details. Fleurville® offers a full range of gorgeous bags for the entire family. We will be highlighting the The Sling Tote today. The Sling Tote is an eco-friendly, designer diaper bag which is superbly designed and constructed. It is available in many beautiful colors and patterns.

The quality of the materials used are top notch and you can be assured that this diaper bag will last you through several babies and beyond. When your children are potty trained, this stylish bag will make a fantastic day bag or carry on when traveling.

Some key feature includes:

*Removable adjustable padded messenger strap
*Stowable tote handles

*Elastic topped pockets

*See-through wipe case

*A changing cloth

*Insulated Bottle Holder

*A handy carabiner/key clip
*Fleece lined "scratch guard" cell phone/sunglasses/Ipod pockets

We distributed the beautiful Fleurville® Sling Tote to a mom in our parent panel, Gina, who has a toddler named Marc. Gina and her husband, like many other parents around the world, are concerned about the toxic chemicals that are found in many baby and child products. Gina was thrilled to learn about Fleurville's® Green-LAM™ fabric, which clearly sets it apart from similiar designer bags on the international market today. Gina commented on the beautiful pattern on her Sling Tote and admitted that it made her feel stylish. "When you find yourself in sweats and spend your days chasing after an active toddler, it feels so wonderful to walk around town with a beautiful bag. What I love most about the Fleurville® Sling Tote is that it doesn't look like a diaper bag. I know that I will be able to get many years use out of it." Gina stored her Sling Tote underneath her stroller, in the designated mesh basket, during walks to the park. Gina loved having the option of using the tote handles or the adjustable padded messenger strap (which she found to be very comfy), depending on her situation. The Sling Tote's elastic topped pockets helped to keep the contents of the tote in place and Gina really loved the fact that she didn't have to go searching through her bag to find what she needed.

Gina was impressed with the sturdy construction and quality stitching of the insulated bottle holder, which she uses regularly! The cute orange see-through wipe case held sufficient wipes for Marc and Gina added that "it is a fun way to store wipes ". Gina loved the Sling Tote's convenient pockets where she stored her cell phone and other necessities.

If you have an infant and need a larger diaper bag, you may want to consider the MotherShip by Fleurville®. For active, sporty moms, check out the Suzy Pak. For those quick trips to the grocery store or when running short errands, the Escape Pod may be just the small bag that you require. Fleurville® offers an eco-friendly, non-toxic range of bags for children, including the Lunch Pak and the Messenger. Dads, Fleurville® has not forgotten you...check out the cool DJ Bags which were created with you in mind. Fleurville® even offers a stylish and functional Auto Bag which can be viewed here.

Success Through Play™ would like to thank Fleurville® for sending us a sample of their Sling Tote for this review.

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Tina said...

I have the Mothership and it's awesome. It may seem costly upfront, but it will last for many, many years and can be used long after the kids have been potty trained!

Myra said...

I have the Sling Tote in the Floral Sky Design. I received it at my baby shower and I LOVE it!

Nikki said...

Wow these bags are beautiful. They don't look like typical diaper bags, which is their biggest asset. How wonderful to hear that this company has gone "Green". I love the Floral Sky Design. Hopefully the Mothership will be available in the Floral Sky in the future?

Amber said...

Great review. I hope to see other designers such as Petunia Pickle Bottom, one of my favs.

Stacey said...

I am an avid collector of designer bags! They make you feel so pretty and have helped to motivate me to get out of the house - seriously! PLus you can use them way after your kids are out of diapers because they are so gorgeous.

Nicole said...

Beautiful designs. I am really loving the new Green Lam.

Rose said...

Great review. This bag has everything that I am looking for.