Bag Yourself Some Ethical Arm Candy

The following request slid into my DMs recently from @food_mob..

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I asked the question and you guys were - as usual - beyond helpful! Please find a list of some of the most popular nominations along with some examples of the styles they have available!

SPOILER: They don’t all conform to the sombre corporate brief 😉🌈


Verry Kerry (££ // UK)

Unique, exciting prints in vibrant colours and a carefree bohemian flavour | Hand finished by skilled artisans, in a fair and ethical factory.

Etsy // Instagram


Freckle & Hyde (££ // UK)

Guilt-free zero-waste luxury bags and accessories designed in Edinburgh | Handmade using reclaimed leather.

Facebook // Instagram

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Matt & Nat (£ // Canada)

Vegan | Cruelty Free | Recycled

ASOS // Instagram

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FABLOU (££ // UK)

100% vegan | Ethically manufactured and free of toxic chemicals and BPAs.

Website // Instagram

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Wyatt & Jack (£ // UK)

Sustainable bags and accessories | Upcycled beach deckchair canvas, broken inflatables and retired bouncy castle vinyl pvc.

Website // Instagram

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Baxley Goods (Launch imminent! // UK)

A bag for good | Made with the environment at its core | Working locally; collaborating with British mills and foundries, with production in the heart of England.

Website // Instagram

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M.Hulot ( £££ // UK)

Made in England, from carefully selected skins of Italian veg leather | Individually put together by craftsmen and finished by hand | Wholeheartedly passionate about UK manufacturing. 

Website // Instagram

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Ethic Goods (£ // USA)

Providing economic empowerment for women rescued from human trafficking, and those at risk of exploitation | Each piece is handcrafted by the woman it helps employ | Based in Washington DC, working primarily with artisans in Africa & South East Asia.

Website // Instagram

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Wolfie & Willow (££ | UK)

Vegetable tanned eco leather | Handcrafted to order in Wales.

Website // Instagram

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AITCH AITCH (£££ // UK)

Sustainable handbags for the inspired woman | Made and upcycled from salmon skin, a natural byproduct of the fishing industry.

Website // Instagram

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BOTTLETOP (££ // UK)

Upcycled metal ring pulls, sourced and cleaned in Brazil | BOTTLETOP workers earn 45% more than the Brazilian industry average | Plastic-free packaging | Regent St store made from upcycled ocean plastic.

Website // Instagram

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Mar Y Sol ( ££ // USA)

Handmade in Madagascar | Unique designs, exquisite craftsmanship and creative use of sustainable material | Organically tanned leathers and responsibly sourced raw materials.

Website // Instagram

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Mashu (£££ // UK)

Vegan handbags made ethically and sustainably in Greece | Designed in London, Inspired by Art Deco and contemporary architecture.

Website // Instagram

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I have loved compiling this list of ethical bag brands - if you are aware of any others, please comment below, or send me a DM @Weeslice so I can add it in! N x

Nicola PSBComment