Friday, 15 March 2013

I Totes Love These Cruelty-Free Bags!

When it comes to ethical bags of all shapes and sizes I'm completely smitten! Here's my homage to the ever versatile and roomy tote - from the casual and funky to the super chic :D
Soft Mini Saddle Bag by MisscoGirl - I adore the POW factor of this lipstick red vegan bag! So luscious!
Cat Singing in the Rain Tote by Laurie Grove -This 100% organic cotton tote combines two of my favourite materials and CATS!
Comic Tote by Make Love Not Trash - Love this super fun pop art bag with a seriously green message!
Turquoise Eden Bag by Melie Bianco -This bag is just so easy on the eye! Made from 100% vegan materials it's a brilliant way to add some colour to your ensemble
Habari Bag from Johari - This stunning lion print was designed by Georgia McKenna of Graeme High School as part of Johari's 2012 Seedlings Design Competition. In Kenya habari means 'hello' and I would dearly like to welcome this bag into my wardrobe!
Royal Wedding Organic Tote by Blueblood - This super cute bag pays tribute to the 2011 royal wedding extravaganza...with puppies! Part of the profits go toward helping animal welfare charities :D
Green Apple Tote by Apple & Bee - How fresh is this delicious design? Made from organic cotton...yummo!
Sailcloth Jenny Tote by Reefer - This unique bag has been lovingly crafted from an upcycled boat sail and retains its original detailing
Persian Tortoise Tote Bag by Things That Sing - As soon as I laid eyes on this bags I was hooked by the utterly charming tortoise print which has inspired and adapted from a 15th century Persian tile! Made from organic and fairly grown cotton
The Original Tote Bag by Elvis & Kresse - I am such a big fan of these red hot bags made from genuine recycled fire fighter's hose and reclaimed parachute silk! It's astounding how something so practical can become such a beautiful accessory
Burlap Market Tote by Urban Style Stitches - The fabric lining in this fabulous and sturdy burlap bag is delightful!
Eva Shark Reversible Tote by Bungalow360 - Have you been following the historic CITES vote to protect sharks? I have! This vegan bag is a great way to celebrate the awesomeness that is sharks :D
Coco Mini Tote by Couture Planet - Made from 100% post consumer newspaper this fashionista bag is uber chic upcycling at its best!
Bianca Straw Tote by KAYU - This distinctive design evokes images of cruise ship and portholes! Perfect for a fashionable day at the beach this handwoven bag was meticulously crafted under fair conditions by artisans in Cambodia
Falabella Shaggy Deer Fold Over Tote by Stella McCartney - I have to tell you...I LOVE this colour! Very much. I also love that this vegan tote can be transformed into a handbag giving you TWO styles to choose from :-)
Brown Butterfly Tote by MicroVentures - I heart flutter-byes and I'm also pretty sweet on the fact that this cute bag was created in Malawi by female artisans using repurposed materials
Silvia Tote in Beige by Ruj - This distinctive, almost tribalistic tote is 100% vegan and has plenty of room for all your eco-market finds!
Organic Cotton Bag by The Lost Travel TShirt Company - This completely trendy tote features a black and white photo of the Place Jemaa el Fna - a square and market place in Marrakesh's old city - and was made under Fair Wear Foundation certified conditions
French Milk Bag by L'aiR de Rien - Here's an adorable option for anyone looking for a quirky tote with solid eco credentials, it's been handmade using recycled milk containers
Jute Tote Bag from Ethical Gifts - This striking bag has been handwoven using traditional techniques by artisans in Bangladesh under fair trade conditions. The earthy colours have been combined to beautiful effect
Recycled Sari Bag by Action Bag - If you're an aficionado of  pattern and colour you're in for a treat with this range of recycled cotton sari bags! Handmade in Bangladesh each one is unique
Corduroy Tote Bag by Bliss Joy Bull - This upcycled cotton corduroy tan tote will blend seamlessly with your outfit while retaining some cheeky colour in the beautiful lining. Made using a zero waste design pattern, meaning that no scraps were left behind!
Bellani Tote by Bottletop -This extremely attractive bag has incredibly been constructed using recycled aluminum ring pulls! Even more awesome is that the Bottletop Foundation is working to empower young people in developing countries
Hawaiian Estate Tote by BeenBags - This bag just looks so funky, especially if you're a coffee fanatic like I am! I love that these previously hard working bags now have a 2nd life as luxury eco-fashion items :D
Refuse to Sink Anchor Tote by Kind Label - I am head over heels for this sentiment! This vibrant bag has been hand-printed using environmentally friendly inks and a portion of the proceeds go toward The Adventure Project's mission to end extreme poverty
The Admiral Tote by Hearts - I believe I would pretty much tote this tote (ha ha) about with me everywhere! The contrasting shades of burnt orange and succulent olive are splendid bag buddies. Handmade by artisans in Narsapur India under fair conditions with part of the profits going back into the local community including healthcare and education projects

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