Eco-Friendly Bags

PETA Sends Victoria Beckham a Vegan "V"irkin Bag

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Victoria Beckham to reconsider her love of exotic skins. Fresh off its indictment of the appalling conditions maintained by some of…

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Urban Kraft Puts a Chic, Urban Twist on the Brown Paper Bag

PAPER FASHION Aesthetics aside, Urban Kraft underscores the bags’ “indestructibility” as their defining feature. Despite the lightweight construction, each carryall is…

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JeBlue, Manhattan Portage Turn Old Airline Uniforms Into Bags

TRUE BLUE Each bag not only diverts textiles from landfills, according to Mendelsohn, but it also represents a piece of airline history “once worn by some of the most unique crew…

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Cotopaxi's Outdoor Gear Inspires Adventure, Funds Poverty Relief

Outdoor gear company Cotopaxi is gaining major attention from consumers and investors for their superior product and unique approach to marrying business with social impact. Founder…

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Proud Mary Global Textiles Focuses on Empowerment, Not Pity

Socially conscious lifestyle brand Proud Mary focuses on the mantra “Pride not Pity.” After volunteering in South America for Habitat for Humanity, owner Harper Poe was moved to…

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TOMS's New Bag Collection Supports Safer Birth Experiences

BAGS THAT COUNT Part of the proceeds from the collection will go toward maternal and child health programs such as Ayzh and BRAC, which provide training for birth attendants, as well as…

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Project Solaire's Solar-Powered Backpacks Charge Gadgets on the Go

Most smartphone users have probably experienced the frustration of a dead battery. Now Project Solaire have designed a backpack that incorporates a solar panel into the fabric to keep…

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Kristen Bell Designs a Tote Bag That Helps Kids With Malaria

Photo by Jaguar PS/Shutterstock Kristen Bell wants to save lives—and your cold brew. In a move worthy of a princess of Arendelle, the Frozen actress has teamed up with This Bar Saves…

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Inspired by Africa, Talented's Ethical Totes Help Fight Ebola Threat

It’s easy to fall into stereotypes regarding Africa. A new line of totes by British label Talented, however, seeks to remind the West of the continent’s richness, diversity,…

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Skyebags Upcycles Delta Air Lines Upholstery Into Flight-Worthy Bags

FLYING HIGH Every Skyebag’s story begins in Atlanta, where Delta’s seat covers are first collected. The reclaimed leather then heads to Raleigh, where it’s cleaned…

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Repurpose's Solar-Powered Schoolbags Do More Than Carry Stuff

CARRY ON Another upside of using plastic? The bags are waterproof. (“There’s nothing worse than wet books,” notes the duo.) And since aesthetics played a huge role from…

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Lepow's Convertible "HiSmart" Bag Will Take Your Calls for You

Move over, smartwatches. 2015 just might be the year of the smartbag. Firing the year’s opening salvo? Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company Lepow, which unveiled its “HiSmart…

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VIDEO: Stella McCartney's Kenya-Made Bags Promote Ethics, Dignity

NOT CHARITY, JUST WORK “Throughout our supply chain, we work to ensure that people producing our goods are treated and paid fairly,” McCartney says in a voiceover.…

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Francli Craftwear: Rugged Workwear Made From Salvaged Materials

REMADE IN BRITAIN “We use salvaged and recycled materials because it makes sense to utilize the vast amounts of perfectly functional materials that are currently being thrown…

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Ralph Lauren's $5,000 "Ricky" Bag Comes With Built-in Phone Charger

Ralph Lauren’s latest foray into wearable technology is an update on their coveted Ricky Bag to include phone-charging capabilities and integrated LED lights. That way you can…

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Target, Faribault Woolen Mill Collaborate on American-Made Holiday Line

AMERICAN HERITAGE Available at Target stores across the country, as well as online at www.target.com, the Faribault for Target capsule is a “classic meets modern” lineup of…

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PETA, Freedom of Animals Debut Luxury Vegan Backpack, Tote

Leather and exotic animal skins don’t have to be synonymous with luxury. Don’t believe us? Just take a gander at Freedom of Animals, whose elegant, cruelty-free bags have…

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Out of Print Goes Back to School With "Composition Book" Bags

Who’s got spirit? Out of Print Clothing does. Whether you’re battling back-to-school blahs or waxing nostalgic over the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the…

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