Bellroy is B Corporation certified and ensures that environmental and social impact is held to strict standards and independently monitored. They produce elegant, functional and durable products that are designed to be durable. They use recycled, biodegradable and sustainably sourced materials that are used in innovative ways to make large sustainable carry-on bags, with a low impact on the environment.
Plastic is also derived from fossil fuels and we don’t need more than those taken from the ground. Garbage bags made from more than just new plastic are likely to be a more environmentally conscious option than the ones most people use today. Ten Thousand Villages is committed to obtaining products that are environmentally friendly, less chemical and safe for the environment, its employees and consumers.
The sustainable materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibers, recycled car tires, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic and even pineapple leaf fiber. Parker Clay is a U.S.-based brand that aims to create a future without exploitation by improving lives and communities in Ethiopia. The brand partners with the Ellilta Women at Risk program and fights to get women out of prostitution by providing a more stable income and a safe working environment.
Angela Roi has mastered the philosophy of timeless elegance and future fashion. The brand’s recently launched vegan cactus leather bags are ethically made by artisans who receive fair wages in safe factories. Since 2010, this brand has been making functional and fun bags made from recycled and solvent-free vegan leather.
If you like a great graphic print, you’ve got the Swedish Dedicated label covered. Dedicated is an ethical streetwear brand for men, women and children. All the cotton used in your pieces, including this sustainable handbag, is 100% organic and usually Fairtrade certified, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice your ethics to dress in style.
Their bags are woven from seagrasstro, a natural weed that is harvested and dried by hand, meaning the bags will eventually biodegrade. Kayu also works with immigrant women in San Francisco who hand-drive the monograms on each Kayu bag, giving them hands-on training and a fair income. Kayu Handbag wants to become a zero-waste brand in the next five years and focuses on both social impact and sustainability during the design and production process. These earthy bags are made in India and made from GOTS certified organic cotton that is dyed with environmentally friendly dyes.
Without oxygen, organic matter (such as vegetable garbage bags) breaks down and generates methane, a greenhouse gas that is about times more potent than carbon dioxide. In other words, sending organic matter to landfills is beautiful is terrible for the environment. Matt And Nat is a Canadian designer brand that produces premium vegan leather bags, shoes and accessories. All their bags and purses are cruelty-free, avant-garde and made from recycled materials.