sustainable handbags

Rewilder Makes Vegan Bags From Upcycled Beer Filter Cloth

HOME BREWED Rewilder sews all of its bags to order in its atelier in Hollywood, where it uses cutting techniques that maximize material yields and reduce waste. Each carryall features…

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Rattan: A Lightweight, Durable Cane Derived From Rainforest Palm

RATTAN \rəˈtan\ n. 1 a: The collective name for about 600 species of palm native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australasia. b: Produces thin, pliable, and fast-growing…

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LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Vegan Shoulder Bag From Canopy Verde (Worth $139!)

Crunchy leaves. Pumpkin Pie. Friends and family. Fall is definitely our bag. Another thing we’re thankful for? Makers like Canopy Verde, which create functional products that are…

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Popinjay's Hand-Embroidered Bags Lift Pakistani Women From Poverty

How did the idea behind Popinjay come about? The road to Popinjay’s creation as a luxury handbag company started when I was in graduate school. I heard the story of a young Afghan…

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RSPCA Condemns Cassandra Verity Green's Portable Fishbowl Handbags

Cassandra Verity Green is no stranger to strong opinions. The Central Saint Martins alumna, who recently completed a degree in fashion design with knitwear, caused a stir at the…

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Amazon-Crafted Wooden Clutch Wins Most Socially Responsible Handbag Award

A Venezuelan-crafted minaudière, derived from different plantation-grown Amazon hardwoods, won the “Most Socially Responsible Handbag” at the Seventh Independent Handbag…

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Upcycled Inner-Tube Purse Wins Timberland Best Green Handbag Award

Rachel Santos made fashion history on Wednesday when her upcycled bucket purse took home the prize for “Timberland Best Green Handbag” at the Seventh Annual Independent…

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Thread & Loom's Fairly Hand-Loomed Bags Fund Girls' Education in India

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Socially-driven accessories company, Thread & Loom introduces itself to the world with a line of handbags that make for the perfect spring and…

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LAST CHANCE: Win Canopy Verde's Eco-Friendly Cassia Weekender Bag (Worth $199!)

Need a road-trippin’ companion this summer? Travel shotgun with Canopy Verde’s “Cassia” weekender, a roomy carryall made from a sustainable combination of…

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Gucci Debuts World's First "Zero-Deforestation" Leather Handbags

GUCCI’S BETTER LEATHER Thanks to the involvement of the National Wildlife Federation, which verified the collection’s extensive chain of custody, the bags are the…

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Stella McCartney's Latest Bag is Made From the Wool of Her Own Sheep

No need to wonder about the provenance of the materials found in this tufted-wool tote. Stella McCartney obtained her fibers from a source close to home: the organically—a no doubt…

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LAST DAY: Save Up to 40% Off At the Compassion Couture Sample Sale!

You don’t have to elbow your way through Black Friday crowds to score a good deal. In fact, you don’t even have to wait till Friday. From now through Nov. 27, Compassion…

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TerraCycle Upcycles Old U.S. Postal Service Bags Into Chic Accessories

TerraCycle has made a name for itself by turning landfill-bound objects into one-of-a-kind accessories, and its newest line of bags is no different. Stitched together from…

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Help Voz Bring Its Artisan-Crafted Chilean Clothing to NY Fashion Week

A NEW VOICE Voz, whose name means “voice” in Spanish, wants to bring its first fully artisan-designed collection to New York Fashion Week and the Coterie trade show in…

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Cri de Coeur, 7 for All Mankind Collaborate on Vegan Cross-Body Bag

Cri de Coeur and 7 for All Mankind aren’t names you typically utter in the same sentence. A chance encounter between the vegan accessories label and the Los Angeles denim-maker,…

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What Possessed Tom Ford to Design a $1,660 Purse Made of Skunk Fur?

Tom Ford’s latest handbag really stinks, and we don’t mean that in just the figurative sense. Clad in the carcass of a hapless skunk, the furry black-and-white number…

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Bottega Veneta Goes Vegan With Purses Made From Japanese Washi Paper

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Bottega Veneta, an Italian luxury house best known for its leather goods, is challenging its status quo by launching a line of…

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Ad:Acta Upcycles Discarded Ring Binders Into Into One-of-a-Kind Bags

Pity the ring binder. Once a mainstay of offices everywhere, the archival tool is quickly headed the way of the Rolodex. Ad:Acta wants to press them into service again. The German…

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