From Mean Green Totes to DIY Couch Cushions

 - Jul 24, 2009   Updated: Mar 28 2011
With an emphasis on a green lifestyle, reusable bags are becoming a new fashion statement. This cluster explores the many different styles totes have.

From free designer totes to retro shoulder art, there are many reusable bags to choose from.

Implications - As environmentalism becomes more mainstream, consumers are taking a closer look at consumption and potential areas to cut down on personal waste. Artistic reusable totes blend form and function; within this niche, bags made of recycled or sustainable materials demonstrate the wearer's attention to eco-friendliness and cultural savvy. To stand out against the competition, designers must focus on personalized eco bags that are not only Earth-friendly, but also fashionable.