As summer approaches, you want to look fashionable whether you are going to the beach or to a barbeque. A tote bag is the perfect item to carry with you, as it is big enough to carry all of your belongings. Unfortunately, not all tote bags are fashionable nor are they “green”. This summer, consider buying a tote bag that is both fashionable and eco-friendly.
The Natural Floral Shopping bag, currently available on thegreenaura.com, is a natural Jute bag that has a silver and black floral print. It is lined with cotton and has a pocket on the inside. The cost is just $8.99.
When you are going out after work, you want to have a fashionable bag that can come with you. The Mobile Edge Women’s Casual Tote, which is currently on eBags.com, is large enough to carry all of your items and chic enough to compliment your outfit. It is made from eco-friendly cotton canvas, has large external pockets and extra large straps. The bag comes in three colors, blue, forest green and tan/brown, and weighs 2 pounds 12 ounces. The cost is currently $69.99 and the size is 14″ x 17.5″ x 7″.
The Last Straw Recycled Grocery Bag Tote is great whether you are going shopping or to the beach. It is made from plastic grocery bags and is crocheted by hand in North Hampton. The size of the bag is 10″ x 14″, the cost is $34.00 and you can find it on uncommongoods.com.
The Recycled Paper Spanish Mosaic Tan Tote is made from recycled paper, has faux leather straps and is water resistant. There are plenty of pockets for you to keep all of your items organized. The size of the bag is 14″ x 19″ x 2.5″ and it is $35.00 on hippychixshop.com.
Opentip.com currently carries the Hugger Mugger Recycled Shopping Tote Bag. It is made from recycled paper, has long shoulder straps and has an interior cotton lining. The size of the bag is 14″ X 15.5″X 6″ and the cost is $18.68. It comes in two colors- forest and rainbow.
If you have not been on Etsy.com, there is an exorbitant amount of recycled and eco-friendly summer totes available. Considering that many of the items are one of a kind, you may want to jump on a bag and buy it if you see one you like, because there is no guarantee that it is going to be there even hours later. Many of the bags available are quite inexpensive, so you can still be a fashionista on a budget.
These bags are proof that even when you want to be fashionable, you can still be eco-friendly as well. They are perfect to carry around with you in the summer and are budget friendly. You should not have to spend a lot of money to have a fabulous looking bag.
Note: Prices, links and information are subject to change after publication of this article.