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Whether you see it as the final touch to the perfect outfit or a functional sack for your crap, sustainable bags are a surefire way to show off your status as a conscious consumer.
To help you carry your belongings – and your eco-cred – in style, we’ve put together this list of cool carry-alls. Which one of these is your bag, baby?
SANS BEAST // READER SATCHEL
Tame your accessory game with this luxe, cruelty-free crossbody bag, made from certified recycled materials – including factory floor waste and plastic bottles.
A_C // MONICA PENCIL CLUTCH
Short for Ahimsa Collective – ahimsa is the ancient Indian principle of nonviolence – the brand boasts an innovative approach to materials and was the first in Australia to utilise cactus leather in its Desserto collection.
FJÄLLRÄVEN // SAMLAREN KÅNKEN 2C
Made from leftover fabric from Fjällräven’s mills and factories, the limited edition Samlaren Kånken is perfect for the conscious backpacker, with a spacious main compartment and a handy seat pad inside pocket.
MIMMI TERRA // TOTE
Show off your market bounty in style: the recycled polyethylene totes from Mimmi Terra come in a variety of cute colourways. Each bag is hand-woven in a signature weave for a tight-knit tote that is durable, lightweight and water-resistant
THAMON // INGRID BAG
Leaf it to nature! Made from fallen teak leaves and recycled PU trim, this vegan beauty is hand-dyed and sealed with resin for durability and water resistance.
BY THE SEA // KEIRA CORK HANDBAG
Practical and pretty, this cute satchel is made from flexible, lightweight cork leather and discarded ethylene-vinyl acetate. Pop it on and go!
BRIE LEON // TIE KNOT MINI BAG
Recycled materials – including post and pre-consumer PU waste and cotton canvas – are pulled together in this delightfully soft and compact design.
IKUNTJI ARTISTS // WATIYA TJUTA CLUTCH
This ethically produced leather clutch is embroidered with the distinctive artwork of Mitjili Napurrula, depicting the Watiya Tjuta tree in her father’s Tjukurrpa (dreaming) in Ilyingaungau Country (Gibson Desert).
RADICAL YES // TRUE NORTH CLUTCH
Stay the course wearing this rich bronze clutch made from recycled nylon.
THE BASKET ROOM // BLUE CHECK & FLOWER BUCKET BAG
Bloom through your grocery run with this hand-woven and embroidered sisal beauty.
SIMÉTRIE // M CRESCENT MOON BAG
A minimalist pouch for all your sundries made using Australian, vegetable-tanned kangaroo leather.
THE LOYAL WORKSHOP // ROSA TOTE
Made by women who’ve survived slavery, this WFTO-certified, vegetable-tanned leather tote contains an important detail: the name and signature of the woman who made it.
BY AMBER AND ROSE // CROSSBODY BAG
Ethically made in India, these roomy sustainable bags use factory off-cut leather, ensuring each one is unique and a little wild!
KARMME // SOPHIA CLUTCH
Made in Australia using Italian leather, this buttery clutch is lined with cotton hand-dyed in indigo.