Eco-friendly handbags for spring

Mar 1, 2008 at 9:46 p.m. ET

In recent years, many women are looking for fashions created with the environment in mind. Women want organic and sustainable choices that are not only eco-friendly, but also stylish and affordable.

Ecoist Bags

As more and more people understand the importance of going green, companies are producing more durable and beautiful "green" fashions. If you are looking for an eco-friendly handbag this spring, you will find numerous options available. Here are some of our favorites.

Probably the most widely known of the eco-friendly bag manufacturers, Ecoist knows that their selections must be chic and fashionable, not just earth-friendly.

They created a line of bags from recyclable materials like candy wrappers, potato chip bags, soft drink pull tabs, automobile tires and even billboards. Their eco-friendly handbags are durable because several layers of material are sewn together by hand.

The bags feature unique patterns and fabulous colors, including bold bright shades and shiny metallics. If you haven't heard about Ecoist, watch this video from last year to see their bags for yourself.

To purchase a one-of-a-kind handbag from Ecoist, visit, where you buy these bags ranging in price from $22 to $188.

Bessude Bag - Pibiones

Pibiones by Antonello

Pibiones by Antonello is a luxury fashion company in Italy that creates eco-friendly handbags and accessories made from hand-woven fabrics. Their adorable bags feature colorful prints, bamboo handles and other stylish details. You can learn more about Pibiones by Antonello at or buy one of their wonderful bags from online retailers such as

Anchalika Chamnan Hemp Bags

Anchalika Chamnan, a designer from Thailand, created a line of hemp bags that are embroidered in beautiful colors and designs. These bags are not only hip but also very affordable. Most of the bags from Anchalika Chamnan are priced around $30. You can choose a bag from her collection and learn more about Anchalika at