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28 Examples of Eco-Friendly Bags

From Recycled Cork Backpacks to Stylish Vegan Bags

— May 26, 2016 — Eco
As consumers become increasingly concerned about environmental sustainability, there is a growing demand for eco-friendly bags and accessories. The rise of such products has come from big name retailers and fast fashion brands, as well as small-scale startups interested in creating greener accessories.

A common trait that many eco-friendly bags share is the use of recycled materials. While this often refers to traditional textiles such as recycled cotton or canvas, some brands are making use of unexpected materials. In fact, consumers can now purchase bags made from repurposed boat sails, old billboards and even discarded conveyor belts.

On the other hands, there are a number of companies making eco-friendly bags out of entirely new materials that have a minimal impact on the planet. This includes designer handbags made from coconut husks and faux-leather clutches made from pineapple leaf fibers. These products demonstrate some of the creative ways that brand's can make more eco-friendly accessories.
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Collapsable Bamboo Purses
Collapsable Bamboo Purses
The Lilleth Bag is Made from Natural Bamboo and Can Be Folded Flat
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Upcycled Surfboard Bags
Upcycled Surfboard Bags
This Company is Turning Old Billboards into Brand New Accessories
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Woven Coconut Shell Handbags
Woven Coconut Shell Handbags
The Kantala Vegan Handbags are Made from Natural Materials
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Tough Recycled Parachute Totes
Tough Recycled Parachute Totes
The 'Crapchute' Carrying Bags are Crafted from Premium Fabric
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Recycled Travel Bags
Recycled Travel Bags
These Luxury Bags Are Made From Recycled Airplane Seats
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Soda-Inspired Travel Bags
Soda-Inspired Travel Bags
The Herschel Supply Spring Collection is an Ode to Coca-Cola
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Stylish Reusable Carriers
Stylish Reusable Carriers
This Durable Grocery Bag Alternative is Also Totally Biodegradable
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Canvas Travel Packs
Canvas Travel Packs
These Stunning Sustainable Bags are Handmade, Durable and Waterproof
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Upcycled Plastic Tote Bags
Upcycled Plastic Tote Bags
Up-Fuse Gives Wasteful Single-Use Plastic Bags a New Purpose in Life
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Upcycled Industrial Netting Bags
Upcycled Industrial Netting Bags
The Easy Breezy Eco-Friendly Bags are Ideal for Commuters
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Sustainable Travel Sacks
Sustainable Travel Sacks
The Deapapa Tote Line Stores an Assortment of Items with Ease
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Candy-Colored Cork Clutches
Candy-Colored Cork Clutches
This Eco-Friendly Fashion Accessory from Necessary Clothing is Compact
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Repurposed Bottle Bags
Repurposed Bottle Bags
The Hamilton Perkins Collection Offers Travel Totes Made Using Billboards
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Stylish Recycled Tote Bags
Stylish Recycled Tote Bags
Waste Studio Makes Totes from Recycled Advertising Banners
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Energy-Storing Recycled Rucksacks
Energy-Storing Recycled Rucksacks
These Solar Backpacks Help South African Students Do Homework
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Recycled Cork Backpacks
Recycled Cork Backpacks
This Durable Line of Backpacks is Made from Sustainable Materials
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Style-Focused Bike Bags
Style-Focused Bike Bags
These 'MIRA Bike Bags' are the Perfect Storage Solution for Cyclists
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Upcycled Sailcloth Bags
Upcycled Sailcloth Bags
RAGGEDedge's Recycled Bag Design Uses Durable Carbon Fiber Material
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Bamboo Towel Bags
Bamboo Towel Bags
These Beach Towels Can Easily Transform for a Variety of Uses
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Minimalist Hip Packs
Minimalist Hip Packs
Miljour Studio's Eco Leather Fanny Pack Has an Appealing Sleek Design
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Stylish Cruelty-Free Bags
Stylish Cruelty-Free Bags
PETA x Freedom of Animals' Bags are Chic and Considerate
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Upcycled Fabric Accessories
Upcycled Fabric Accessories
These Vintage Bags & Accessories Feature WWII Military Canvas Fabrics
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Sustainable Luxury Bags
Sustainable Luxury Bags
Stella McCartney's Bags are Made with Aquafil's 100% Regenerated Nylon
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Recycled Sail Knapsacks
Recycled Sail Knapsacks
The Proa Backpack by Tincho & Lola is Sustainably Designed and Crafted
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Sustainable Waterproof Backpacks
Sustainable Waterproof Backpacks
QWSTION and ECAL Students Created Carryalls with 'CottonShell'
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High-Quality Hemp Bags
High-Quality Hemp Bags
The Kahush Sustainable Hemp Bags are High-Quality and Eco-Friendly
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Electricity-Generating Backpacks
Electricity-Generating Backpacks
The GO Kin Backpacks Generate Electricity from Walking and Hiking
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Solar-Powered Backpacks
Solar-Powered Backpacks
The New 'Solar Backpack' Features a Handy Eco-Friendly Charging Panel
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Salmon Skin Purses
Salmon Skin Purses
These Fish Leather Handbags and Accessories are Exotic and Eco-Conscious
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Luxe Cork Accessories
Luxe Cork Accessories
Silvia Massacesi's Bag and Clutch Designs Embody Eco-Luxury
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Luxurious Industrial Waste Luggage
Luxurious Industrial Waste Luggage
These Leather Handbags are Made Out of Recycled Conveyor Belts
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Chic Upcycled Satchels
Chic Upcycled Satchels
The Fold Over Tire Tube Bag is Creatively Made with Truck Tire Inner Tubes
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Pineapple-Based Textiles
Pineapple-Based Textiles
Piñatex Makes a Vegan Leather Alternative from Pineapple Leaf Fibers
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Sustainable Diaper Bags
Sustainable Diaper Bags
Matt & Nat's Stylish Diaper Bag is Made from Vegan Leather
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Fire Hose Toiletry Bags
Fire Hose Toiletry Bags
This Durable Dopp Kit is Made From Fire-Resistant Recycled Materials
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Upcycled Tarpaulin Totes
Upcycled Tarpaulin Totes
This Unique Travel Bag is Made From Recycled Truck Tarps
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Repurposed Sail Backpacks
Repurposed Sail Backpacks
These Sailing-Inspired Backpacks are Funky and Durable
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Biodegradable Handbags
Biodegradable Handbags
The 'Tree Bag' is a Sustainable Bag Made Entirely from Parts of Trees
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Dapper Sustainable Backpacks
Dapper Sustainable Backpacks
The New Krabu Collection of Backpacks is Stylish and Crafty
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Stylish Vegan Bags
Stylish Vegan Bags
The MRKT Bags are Streamlined, Simple and Perfect for Everyday Use
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Biodegradable Shopping Bags
Biodegradable Shopping Bags
These Eco-Friendly Bags Provide an Alternative to Plastic
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