Plastic Bag Free Day: 7 of Instagram’s Favorite Reusable Bags You’ll Really Want to Pack
Scientists estimate that it can take around 1,000 years for an average plastic shopping bag to degrade, which gives us a pretty powerful reason to take our own tote bags to the supermarket.
As today marks Plastic Bag Free Day, a global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags around the world, there has never been a better time to say goodbye to bags. transport, for good.
But you don’t need to lug around that ugly, faded tote bag that got dusty in your kitchen cupboard bag. Durable has never looked so stylish, and we’ve found a handful of truly wearable reusable bags, inspired by Instagram’s coolest influencers.
1. Lisa Says Gah Bandana Tote (£ 38, lisasaysgah.com)
The famous Lisa Says Gah boutique is known for launching the cult trends that fashion-loving women want to follow.
This stylish tote bag features an iconic bandana motif, a staple of the brand’s summer season. Plus, it’s colorful enough that you’ll never lose sight of it in your wardrobe.
2. Sunjellies Betty Basket (£ 19.50, sunjellies.com)
Sunjellies’ 1960s inspired basket bags are the perfect retro accessory to take to a farmer’s market or just for a visit to the local store.
The Betty style comes in a variety of trendy colors including peach, mint green, and candy pink.
3. Reusable Baggu Shopper (£ 13, notanotherbill.com)
Baggu’s best-selling reusable bag has been a hit with influencers around the world, thanks to the variety of fun designs and styles they offer.
Depending on the durable brand, their tote holds two to three plastic grocery bags and can be folded into a small purse-sized pouch between uses.
4. Kind Medium reusable tote bag (£ 10, kindbag.co)
Able to support up to 20 kg, the reusable ripstop tote from Kind is both pretty and practical.
Like Baggu, their tote bags come in a range of cheerful colors and patterns, so you can pit your tote against your outfit.
5. Oversized Kule Stripe Tote Bag (£ 135, kule.com)
If you’ve got a bigger budget to play around, you can join the waitlist to get your hands on Kule’s coveted striped tote.
The preppy New York label rose to fame for making the “perfect” striped tee, but has since turned to accessories.
6. Hunkon Caisa Shopper, (£ 67.49, found.com)
A favorite of cool girls, Trouva has a bunch of fun reusable shopping bags to choose from.
The online marketplace supports hundreds of independent shops across the UK and Europe. Our favorite pick is this satin quilted number from Hunkon.
7. The Classic Mesh Bag (£ 7.99 for a two-pack, amazon.com)
Unlike many fashion trends, you don’t need a lot of money to be eco-friendly and stylish.
Over the past year, it girls and influencers have made the humble mesh bag trendy, packing theirs with artfully arranged organic produce.
Your local supermarket is the best place to buy one, or Amazon has a range of cheap and inexpensive mesh bags to buy as well.