You may notice that not all of these bags are green. Don’t worry; your vision isn’t failing you. Rather than find the best emerald gems to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, I rounded up some of the most eco-friendly…
1. Stella McCartney Brandy Shoulder Bag
When it comes to high-fashion, no one does sustainability as well as Stella. With meat and leather production responsible for 18% of all manmade greenhouse gases, these vegetarian accessories do more good for the environment than you’d expect. At Stella McCartney for $1,445.
2. Melie Bianco Elizabeth Circle Laser Cut Tote
This vegan brand prides itself on using polyurethane (PU) over other cheaper plastic materials like PVC, and the difference is on full display with this summery tote. On Melie Bianco for $59.80.
3. Matt & Nat Sheenan Bordeaux Doctor Handbag
With a name that stands for MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE, it should come as no surprise that they’ve been using recycled plastic bottles to craft the linings of their bags since 2007. On Matt & Nat for $145.
4. Lizzie Fortunato Safari Clutch in Toucan
Twin sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato founded their eponymous company in 2008 with the intent of designing with reclaimed and precious materials, much like those used to craft this delicately hand-embroidered clutch. On Lizzie Fortunato for $380.
5. Freedom of Animals Boromo Circle Bag
These post-consumer PU, cotton, and faux leather bags have made fans of celebrities like Anne Hathaway with their cruelty-free approach and trendy silhouettes. On Freedom of Animals for $360.
6. Angela Roi Sunday Tote II
Not only does Angela Roi construct its bags from vegan leather, but they also donate 5% of each sale to one of their charity partners based on the color of your bag (for instance, the donation for green bags goes towards anxiety and depression awareness). On Angela Roi for $158.