6 Sustainable Beach Bags For Seaside Escapes

Summer is officially here! It doesn’t matter whether you’re a junk partier or a beachgoer, we all need beach bags to carry those sunscreens, hats, bikinis, water bottles, a change of clothes, snacks, books… the list goes on.

Before we immerse ourselves in Mother Nature’s warmest season, take a look at our list of eco-friendly and sustainably made beach bags that are both functional and adorable!

Beach’d: Half-Moon Crossbody

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Searching for something dainty for bringing only the essentials to the seaside? Look no further than this half-moon crossbody bag, made responsibly by fair-trade weavers. Whether you choose the natural or black colour, it’s the cutest and easiest accessory for all your memorable summer outings and photo ops. It certainly doesn’t hurt that it’s so wearable, you can reuse it for city days too!

Available at Beach’d

Kayu: Astrid Oversized Woven Straw Tote

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Like to be well-prepared? This bag is big and soft enough for all your essentials and more. Handcrafted by women in Southeast Asia using indigenous techniques from sustainable and durable jute, the Astrid tote is functional and elegant. Aside from providing them with a sensible living wage, Kayu also makes sure their cultural heritage is preserved and promoted.

Available at Kayu

Mar Y Sol: Odette Crossbody Bag

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We love this slouchy bucket bag for its “effortless but I’m still cooler than you” vibe. Crafted from woven straw made locally in Madagascar, complete with durable cotton lining and a pair of tassels, this Odette crossbody is simple yet unique, and we can’t wait to flaunt it under the bright blue sky.

Available at Shopbop

Maison Métisse: Katy Beach Tote

Maison Métisse
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Handwoven with dried Buri leaves by Filipino artisans, each of these square-shaped bags is hand-painted individually in a playful aesthetic. This tote from the Philippines’ Maison Métisse is the perfect summer fashion item to shine at the beach. Wear it with a sweet playsuit, a floral dress or even just your summer fits as you’re out and about — the sky’s the limit when it comes to this one!

Available at Maison Métisse

AAKS: Tia Blush

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Stand out and brighten up your beach look with this intricate statement bag from AAKS. Handcrafted in Ghana with woven raffia, this colourful top-handle bag is the best prop for those Instagram stories and posts, and is guaranteed to get you loads of compliments from the beach to the brunch!

Available at AAKS

The Dharma Door: Jumbo Hemp String Bag

The Dharma Door
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Who doesn’t love a string bag in the summer? Especially when it’s an upgraded fashion version! Knotted and tied from hand-spun hemp fibres by fair trade artisans in Bangladesh, this strong and versatile bag can accommodate any situation you can think of. The thick handle looks tough but is actually soft… just like our hearts when we think of the beach!

Available at The Dharma Door

See also: 8Shades’ Guide to a Sustainable Beach Day

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