Below find beautifully and ethically-made reusable shopping bags, fair trade duffel bags, sweatshop-free backpacks and eco-friendly totes for all your carrying and travel needs. Every purchase gives back to a good cause.
(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice. If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)
Sells products handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia. They offer unique woven basket bags and totes, handmade in Bali.
Prices: $64 - $128
Amani Ya Juu
"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sew beautiful and durable fair trade totes and bags, including bucket bags, shopping totes, market bags and travel totes.
Prices: $12 - $134
Vi Bella Jewelry
Their mission is "providing a path out of poverty" for their artisans. They offer gorgeous, versatile totes, ethically handmade in Haiti.
(I love my Vi Bella tote--it goes everywhere with me!)
Prices: $25 - $55
“Partners with rural Rwandans to bring fair trade beauty to your life and theirs.” They sell fair trade totes, carryalls and magazine totes, incredibly woven from banana and palm leaves.
Prices: $15 - $75
The Sparrow Studio
Their "primary goal is to create a fair trade marketplace for handmade home decor and jewelry." They sell ethically-made weekender bags and backpacks.
"Designed to help moms who care about the world make a difference in the lives of other moms!" They offer amazing carpet bags, sewn by refugees in North Carolina.
Prices: $45 - $68
"A fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty." They sell traditionally handwoven fair trade totes, travel bags and handbags.
"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They sell a pretty set of fair trade Market Tote Bags. (I love mine - they are perfect to take along in my purse!)
"A faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities." They sell durable fair trade totes, including beach bags, library bags and more. (I love their shopping bags!)
Prices: $10 - $35
Works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community. They sell high quality totes, saddlebags, and backpacks, made out of Ethiopian leather.
Prices: $48 - $285
"Ethically made items that clothe you in style and virtue." They sell high quality fair trade totes and bags.
"Creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them." They sell beautiful fair trade totes and shoulder bags, made in Haiti.
Works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community. They sell an awesome collection oftotes and bags, including leather totes, up-cycled back packs and messenger bags.