As winter thaws and spring begins to bloom, it’s only natural to look towards our closets and wonder what awaits for the new season of fashion. We are proud to share some of our favorite handbag brands–all eco-friendly, of course–and their latest trendsetting collections.
This brightly-colored trend is not just for music festivals and raves. This season, 80s-inspired neon makes a comeback. Sol and Selene’s lime hued cross body Diligent bag has multiple mesh compartments with an easy snap foldover closure and expandable zipper on the bottom. The wipeable nylon texture makes it perfect for traveling and partying alike. Handbag
This transitional color gradient style is ideal for day to night looks, giving an unexpected pop to any outfit. Pixie Mood has perfected ombre with their beautifully subtle Stella tote. The buttery vegan leather bag reveals a full top zipper that is deliciously stylish and deceptively large, expanding the purse to fit a multitude of everyday items or even clothes for an overnight escape. The long straps sit comfortably on the shoulder, with easy access to the zipper. With colors ranging from pistachio to dusk, the stunning poetry of shades is not to be missed. The Canadian brand, founded in 2011, is our new go-to brand for all things ombre.
The classic floral trend is given a twist by Rhode Island-based designer Kent Stetson’s take on his signature statement clutch. The Pink Rose bag features a 3D rose at the foldover flap. Each purse is handmade in Rhode Island using coated vegan leather. To read more about Kent Stetson, check out our article on his full collection.
Hands-free handbag are a necessity when it comes to summer traveling. AMIDAH, founded by British mother-daughter duo Lisa and Jordanna Cantor, offers a unique 5-way multifunctional handbag that can be worn as a cross body, clutch, backpack, shoulder bag, or around the waist with a variety of strap options. The faux suede vegan leather has a silky smooth texture and sits comfortably around the waist. Its rectangular shape is small enough to be discreet but wide enough to fit everything you need for a daytime adventure.
Straw screams beachside paradise. Sustainable brand 31 Bits marries chicness with community, supporting artists throughout the world with fair working conditions and wages. “We realized our customers have the purchasing power to provide dignified job opportunities to artisans all over the globe,” co-founder and brand director Jessie Simonson said. “We use our love for fashion and design to drive positive change in the world, by providing artisans with fair pay, safe working conditions and holistic care.”
The Ferris Round tote has a soft circular shape and colorful tassel strap detail. The bag is woven by artists in Bali using traditional techniques, and brings an effortlessness to any ensemble.
New Mom Style
A little secret: any stylish large tote bag can be transformed into a diaper bag, especially the Flying High purse by Sol and Selene. The water repellent nylon is ideal for any potential bottle spills and the included removable laundry bag is an absolute lifesaver for a new parent. The puffer-style exterior provides a additional padding and an interior sleeve easily fits a laptop or tablet. There even is a yoga mat strap for when a mom needs a meditative break. We love the silver camo color for a street style take, but the bag also comes in a slew of other color ways including olive and charcoal.
The classic animal texture in patent leather is a pre-fall must have. The About Last Night clutch by GUNAS is made from embossed laminated paper coated with glass. GUNAS created the bag to draw awareness to the slaughtering of crocodiles and alligators that are often used in high fashion. The clutch also has a cross body chain and features 22 karat gold plated brass hardware for luxe detailing.
Spring is the only time pastels can truly flourish, and the faux suede asymmetrical Hazel tote in muted rose by Pixie Mood offers a smooth pale pink standout look. The bag can be worn either as cross body or over the shoulder, and has three inner compartments ideal for a work tote.
So let your closet rejoice in these latest styles from the leading sustainable brands. Happy Spring!