Eco-Friendly Designer Bags Are A Chic Way To Make Holiday Gifting More Sustainable

Gifting for the conscious fashionista.

by Andrea Gale

Shopping season is firmly underway, but nailing the right gift when you’re looking to reduce your environmental impact is no easy feat. That’s why you need to know about Coachtopia — the new, cutting-edge, collaborative lab from Coach; it’s serving chic, craft apparel and accessories with the health of our planet in mind. With a mission of using recycled, repurposed, and renewable materials, these eco-friendly pieces are designed to have a circular lifestyle, meaning even their parts can have second (or third) life someday. With that in mind, Coachtopia’s ‘Wasty Holiday’ campaign, starring actress Lola Tung, envisions a future where waste becomes “beautiful things of impeccable taste.”

If you’re shopping with an eye towards sustainability, look no further, because Coachtopia’s latest drop is absolutely perfect for the conscious fashionista.

Coachtopia items are made with waste: Leather goods are crafted using at least 50% tannery-sourced recycled leather scraps, while textiles feature a minimum of 95% recycled pre-consumer cotton scraps. Coachtopia canvas totes are made from 100% recycled polyester, and Coachtopia handles and handbags feature 70% recycled plastic — all without sacrificing Coach’s trend-driven aesthetic.

Shop Coachtopia’s Wasty Gifts

Look for a whimsical cloud-quilted tote crafted from recycled plastic, and a mini baguette that utilizes leather scraps and recycled plastic to create a butterfly-printed silhouette that feels like a modern spin on the latest ‘70s trends, along with a wearable everyday beanie made from recycled wool and some playful upcycled leather stickers. If you’re ready to knock out a little shopping with an ethical edge, scroll on for a selection of Coachtopia’s best.