7 Sustainable Bag And Accessory Brands To Buy Now
Prada’s full collection may not be sustainable—yet anyway—but with its new Re-Nylon capsule collection, the brand is definitely making positive steps in the right direction. The Re-Nylon collection introduces iconic Prada bags executed in new regenerated nylon, Econyl, which is obtained through the recycling and purification process of plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets, and textile fibre waste. Partnering with Unesco, a portion of the proceeds from the capsule collection will be donated to help fund an ocean sustainability education programme.
2/7 Bottega Veneta
Launched just in time for the spring/summer season, Bottega Veneta’s new cork bag is a sustainable and stylish option. The new eco offering appears on the brand’s iconic Pouch, as well as on the Shoulder Pouch and the Daisy crossbody. The material is made of recycled natural fibres of cork and fennel, which undergo treatments to be mounted on a fabric support. The finished result is not only incredibly chic, but also lightweight, waterproof and sustainable.
Much like Prada, Burberry’s latest launch features Econyl, a sustainable nylon yarn made from regenerated fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic. Created by Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci, the Cannon belt bag ticks boxes for its green credentials but is also versatile and stylish in an exclusive pastel pink.
(Related: Burberry's Autumn/Winter 2020 Runway Show Was Certified Carbon Neutral)
We can't get enough of mini bags and it seems like the world's oldest leather goods house feels the same way. The brand has also launched a new Les Miniatures Hong Kong collection to celebrate their new flagship store opening in the city, featuring three designs: a panda, a junk boat and a teapot. As adorable as the minis are, the bags are a real winner as the production makes use of leftover leathers from the production of the brand’s other iconic handbags.
(Related: Meet Delvaux's Mini Bags, The Les Miniatures Belgitude)
Ideal for adding to your summer wardrobe, we can’t get enough of Eliurpi’s woven hats and accessories. The brand is part of The Responsible Edit on shopping portal Matches Fashion, with each hat made by hand in its Barcelona workshop using natural, sustainable and locally sourced materials.
Available as part of Net-a-Porter’s Net Sustain collection, Vanina shows off its eco credentials. Founded in Beirut, the intricate and beautifully designed handbags are made using sustainable materials—with local, natural, or recycled materials prioritised in order to reduce pollution and carbon emissions.
London-based handbag brand Mashu is committed to using premium sustainable materials. With the founder’s consciousness of the health and welfare of our planet at the forefront of the brand’s philosophy, Mashu strives to use lower impact and less polluting practices in its process and products, while also committing to only using organic, plant-based, recycled and cruelty-free materials. What's more, even its worldwide shipping is carbon neutral.