Let’s be honest: I struggle when it comes to handbags. Striving to dress sustainably can feel impossible when the demand quite there and brands aren’t always transparent with details on their supply chain. I love a great handbag, but I feel a tinge of guilt whenever I wear a designer leather bag or shop at a cheap fast fashion brand. The truth is that being unsustainable is quite… easy. Today’s mission was simple: create a list of sustainable handbags people can actually afford.
I first stumbled across the Texas-based brand Ceibo at a local pop-up boutique, Burd +
So what reason do you have to use your purchasing power for good? For starters, fashion employs 45 million women worldwide, and most of them cannot meet their basic needs with their earned wages! The epidemic echos throughout the entire fashion industry and impacts factory employees all over the world. Fast fashion also uses environmentally harmful production methods and often unfair practices at the factory level.
I’m by no means perfect in the sustainable fashion arena, but for new purchases, I strive to do a little research. Research is what I’m here for! So far on Cup of Charisma, I’ve compiled lists of ethically-made boots and sweaters. How much longer could I really go without a handbag roundup? Here are a few of my favorite sustainable handbags for the season.