Eco-Friendly Tote Bags, Backpacks, & Purses Made from Recycled & Organic Materials

Looking for that perfect sustainable purse to carry? An affordable fair trade backpack for going back to school? Whatever type of bag you’re looking for, these five brands are doing it all and in an eco-friendly manner!

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Malia Designs: Eco-friendly Bags That Empower Women

Malia Designs is a socially responsible brand that designs and sells fair trade handbags and accessories. Malia Designs products are handcrafted in Cambodia and every purchase helps to fight human trafficking. Bags are crafted using responsible materials such as recycled cement bags, up-cycled cotton, & more.


Terra Thread: Affordable Organic Cotton Bags

Terra Thread is great for anyone who wants to be sustainable on a budget! Their eco-conscious, affordable bags run from $10-$50. Terra Thread creates fair trade organic bags through partnerships in India, providing employment to many. Terra Thread strives to keep their products affordable to encourage all consumers to take part in conscious consumerism.

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Mother Erth: Zero Waste Totes & Clutches

Mother Erth creates durable, zero waste bags made from recycled materials. Along with making a positive impact on the planet, these innovative bags also provide employment for low income mothers in the Philippines. 


Tonlé: The Zero Waste Brand Turning Trash Into Treasure

Tonlé is a zero waste fashion label working to empower makers in Cambodia through their fair trade practices. Tonlé creates garments and accessories from excess fabrics and works to incorporate sustainable practices through out their supply chain.

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The Tote Project: Organic Cotton Totes & Pouches Empowering Survivors

The Tote Project sells fair trade, organic cotton pouches and tote bags handmade by survivors of human trafficking. The Tote Project’s affordable tote bags are made with 100% organic cotton canvas. Pouches are made with 100% organic cotton and lined with recycled sari with a braided recycled sari tassel. The free-spirit designs on the products are printed with water-based, environmentally friendly inks.

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