Eight Sustainable Bags for Your Spring Closet Update
Whether locally sourced or vegan handbags, we’re ready to make conscious choices for this spring.
While you’re looking to invest in a new handbag this spring, it may be worth considering the impact of the product that helps build up your wardrobe. Harmful chemicals, large carbon footprints, and working conditions are all credentials that should be considered when researching a brand. There is a variety of brands to choose from once scouring past greenwashing, many focusing on recycled or vegan alternatives, responsibly sourced leather, and water reduction during the creation process.
Shopping consciously will not always be completely perfect, but it is never too late to start making more mindful choices. Classic labels like Nanushka and Chloé are always ahead of the game, with smaller brands like Silfen and Homage Year focusing on a growing yet dedicated fanbase.
Below are eight bags that will help you make the big leap.
Nanushka Naiya Bag – $1,175
The Hungarian brand never fails to emphasize its focus on detail while dedicated to responsible production. Locally made and handcrafted, this vegan leather bag is perfect for a night out, the drawstring keeping your essentials safely stashed.
EDAS the Mini Belt Bag – $410
A perfect combination of chic and functional, EDAS’s focus on sustainable accessories always keeps in mind those looking for versatility. Adjustable, the belt includes a handbag and a wallet.
Chloé Mini Marcie Basket – $590
Made from natural fibers, this Chloé bag is a natural take on the label’s signature Marcie bag. It’s a perfect staple for sun-filled weather.
Paloma Wool Camp Nou – €289
Paloma Wool is all about acknowledgment and care, using ethical methods like supporting local production to offer quality goods. This XXL crossbody is a versatile craft made by this support; pair it with your favorite comfy fit.
Simon Miller always knows how to dress those looking for quirky proportions and textures. Worn around the wrist or over the shoulder, this mini vegan bag is a great outlet to play with proportions.
A brand rising in popularity by the day, designer Antoine Manning’s brainchild, the Ova handbag, is made entirely of vegan leather. Minimalist yet versatile, the round bag may be a no-brainer go-to bag.
Silfen Thora Shoulder Bag – $144
A playful addition to essential accessories, Silfen is an accessible accessory brand that focuses on their carbon footprint and the social impact on the communities in which they operate. This leather shoulder bag is no exception to this ruling, as all leather used by Silfen is a high-quality bi-product of the meat industry.
RECO the Didi bag – €670
Made from dormant stock leather, Reco’s focus on deadstock has made each of their bags unique and limited edition. The signature Didi is a great inclusion to making your closet more environmentally conscious. It’s also easily adaptable as it can be worn over the shoulder with a leather strap or chain or as a handbag, subtly encouraging that fashion does not have to be about overconsumption.