Plastic has never been so unfashionable. As we collectively wage our war on this environmentally detrimental material, here are six chic plastic bag alternatives to throw over your shoulder and go.
Take Everywhere Tote
This Gorman cotton canvas tote bag is an FW staff favourite for it’s take anywhere chameleon magic. From a practical farmer’s market companion to a good-looking gym tote, buy this shopper and it’ll never leave your side.
Made from rip-stop nylon, this compact and reusable shopping bag goes the distance in the grocery store holding two to three single-use plastic grocery bags’ worth of stuff. When not in use, it folds up flat to throw in your handbag.
Architect and design consultant Cecilia Pirani has reimagined the hand woven multi-colored tote carried by women of Guatemala with her brand Palorosa. Made from recycled plastic fibers, just like the originals, Palorosa offers a designer take in a variety of shapes and colours.
From the beach to the market, Noro Paris offers well-made bags with bohemian vibes. The handy work of Parisian fashion designer Claire Lefort, the brand was created in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district and is made from 100 per cent natural fibers like rafia, sisal and seagrass and cotton.