We love the beach und summer season! One thing we all need at the beach (besides a swimsuit) is a big and beautiful beach bag where we can throw all our stuff in it. So we have found some beautiful, eco-friendly, ethically-made beach bags for every budget. Scroll down to shop your favorite one.
We love this XXL Beach Bag which is created by the Amsterdam-based eco kidswear brand Little Boomerang. Made out of upcycled surplus fabrics from discontinued Bugaboo strollers, this XXL beach bag happened to be a sun canopy in its past life and now accompanies you and your family to stylish trips to the sea. The story behind this bag is really cool: One of the two founders Jikke Weidema used to work for Bugaboo before she started her own label with her partner Lizette Ariens. To spare the environment some waste, the passionate “upcyclers” bought this material from Jikke’s former workplace and made these bags out of it. The dark green upcycled canvas lining gives a beautiful contrast to the off white striped upper fabric – timeless, simple and practical: as both founders have 3 kids, they know only too well that one needs at least one big bag where you can put all your beach stuff in it. For smaller personal belongings, you can get the matching upcycled Beach Clutch made from the same material.
Govou Fabrics XL Beach Bag (145€), Shipping from Spain.
Made out of a beautiful antique hand-woven hemp grain sack from the early 1900s, the XL Beach Bag from Govou is anything else but old-fashioned: the two ladies Emese and Cinta design and create a range of linen bags and accessories ever since they met in Costa Brava in 2015. All their pieces have their own individual story. The linens are over 100 years old and are hand selected from Eastern European markets. It’s the sustainable and rare high quality heritage fabric that makes this bag unique and exclusive. With linen strap, key ring and inside and outside pockets. Closes with magnet.
Kayu Design Lucca Tote (195$), Shipping from USA.
The Lucca tote from the Californian brand Kayu is made from raffia, with raffia pom poms and a leather handle. Enough room for all your beach essentials, it is carefully handcrafted by women in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, enabling them to make a living through embroidering. With a Kayu’s bag, you will not only look good on the beach but you will help preserve and promote their unique cultural heritage so their indigenous techniques they use will continue to pass down through generations.
True to its name, this beach-friendly bag from the eco luxury brand Nosouj, which means hand weaving in Arabic, is exclusively handcrafted by artisans in Turkey and Jordan. Combining authentic designs and social responsibility, founder and designer Basma supports small communities by providing them with job opportunities and helping them preserve their exceptional traditional handicraft skills. Basma strongly believes in a future of fashion where design, environmental consciousness and luxury go hand in hand – with a bag. And so do we!
Remember Me Green
Remember Me Green Eat Sleep Beach Repeat Tote (130$), Shipping from USA.
With this earth-friendly one-of-a-kind bag you carry a piece of NYC with you to the beach: made out of upcycled billboards, each bag has its own unique look. All bags contain a scannable QR code so you can learn about where the product comes from and what its environmental benefits are. RMG spares the world a lot of waste and gives New York billboards that are taken down a new life by transforming them into super stylish bags. Designed and manufactured in Long Island, NY. Soft comfortable cotton rope handles, hand-woven twisted straps. Big enough for books and any other daily essentials. Carrie would appreciate.
Either the Maxi Tote or the Color Block Maxi Basket: we love the entirely handmade pieces designed by Stephany Sensi. The designer works closely with local artisans in Ecuador who produce all accessories under socially responsible conditions. The bags are made from 100% toquilla straw which is known for its high quality. Get that beach look that will make you look good and feel good!
The Dharma Door
the Dharma Door Jute Shopper (36$A), Shipping from Australia.
We are absolutely obsessed with the stunning pattern of the Black Diamond bag! Made from sustainable and long-lasting natural jute and cotton fibres, this bag will last you for years. Its fabric is handwoven and azo-freely dyed by female artisans from small, rural communities in Bangladesh. As a Fair Trader of Australia, The Dharma Door seeks to contribute to a better future: they support local craftswomen and their families, partner with NGOs and empower women who have been rescued from prostitution and who now got the chance to work in their sewing workshops. If a bag does not only make one but many women happy, we want it.
This article is sponsored by Little Boomerang Amsterdam. Thank you for your support! We love your brand.
Text: Mia Windisch-Graetz
Mia is a Paris-based freelance writer from Vienna. When she was a little girl, she dreamed of living in the Amazon jungle, where she would protect the rain forest and animal life. Now living in the city jungle of the French capital (things sometimes turn out differently than expected), she found her calling in raising awareness about pretty much everything sustainable, vegan, organic and ethical. The trained copywriter received her MA in Global Communications in Fashion at the American University of Paris. miawindischgraetz.com