In the past, eco-friendly handbags basically meant little more than a basic recyclable bag. Not anymore. Today’s crop of eco-friendly arm candy consists of luxe leathers and eco-friendly faux leather options, with stylish silhouettes and cutting-edge designs. Evolve 45 is a new line of sustainable handbags designed by Sara Marston. The collection includes bags made of vegetable-tanned Italian leather, as well as “vegetarian” bags made of all eco-friendly materials, plus each bag is lined in 100% organic cotton.
We’re especially enamored with Evolve 45’s Urban Nature Tote, a chic day tote bag that comes in a rich chocolate brown color, a muted red and a gorgeous mahogany leather version. The bag features double handles, with minimal gold tone hardware, and the vegetable-tanned leather gives off a brilliant sheen. It’s a perfectly chic ‘green’ option for the sophisticated woman who happens to be environmentally friendly.
Buy for $400 at evolve45.com.