For many of us carting around a computer has become an important part of our daily routine, so finding the right accessory to keep them safe for transport and travel is definitely worth the investment. Luckily for the fashionable-at-heart who don’t want to sacrifice style for practicality, we’ve lined up this season’s top eco laptop bags and sleeves to keep you looking on-trend and prepared for the world, cyber included.
Creed – Matt & Nat’s Vegan Leather Laptop Case
If you’re craving a functional bag with a whole lot of style, check out Matt & Nat. This Canadian company recently teamed up with tech-giant Apple in a collaboration that produced some of the most stylish laptop accessories we’ve seen to date. Somewhere between a vintage messenger bag and a modern briefcase, their Creed bag is easily one of our favorites. This cool-grey brief (also offered in black) is made with vegan leather and lined with 100% recycled faux suede. The Creed also features built-in protective padding, 2 separate laptop compartments, an iPod/iPhone/iPad charger, and zippered side pockets. The minimalist design is a signature of Matt & Nat, who believe that veganism is one of the best ways to fight climate change.
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For those of us who are living it up but have to do so on a budget, Baggu’s Duck Bag is cute and affordable. Perfect for multi-taskers, the bag is made from ripstop nylon (a super-durable long-lasting fabric) that has been cut to reduce material waste, while the pouch is made from scrap fabric. The bag features both hand and shoulder straps, and the massive interior has space for your laptop, books and maybe even the kitchen sink. It’s available in a variety of colors (there is even a hand-dyed artist series by Brooklyn artist Shabd), so there’s something for everyone. Plus, after you’ve worn your bag with love you can send it back to Baggu to be recycled; in return they’ll give you $1 towards your next purchase!
Sleek Bamboo Laptop Case from Silva
Silva’s sleek bamboo laptop case is the perfect eco-accessory for keeping your computer safe while moving and shaking in your proverbial power suit. The case’s minimalist design is accented by a faded leather strap, creating a subtle zen-like aesthetic that is sure to give you a break from the cubicle, boardroom or internet cafe. To get that smooth exterior shine each case is hand-made from solid sheets of bamboo and then sanded and rubbed with all-natural tung oil. The inside of the case is lined with wool felt, providing the perfect protective soft spot for your 13 or 15-inch Macbook.
Simple Shoe’s Industrail Cross-body Carrier
Constructed with hemp fabric, Simple Shoe’s cross-body carrier is sure to make any eco urbanite swoon. This bag’s industrial aesthetic keeps things clean, while the interior is packed with practical features like a pocket made especially for your iPod conveniently located next to an eyelet so that you can string your headphones right through to your ears. In addition to the subtle bone color shown above, the carrier is also available in charcoal and olive. It’s the perfect pick for the conscious commuter that’s searching for a bag that looks good but functions even better.
Eco-friendly Laptop Bags from WANT Les Essentials de la Vie
Canada-based bag company WANT Les Essentials de la Vie specializes in eco-friendly travel garb that is perfect for techy fashionistas on the go. Whether you’re rushing to the airport or riding the metro, these bags sport a unique design aesthetic that will definitely get noticed The outer shell of the bag is made with an organic, pesticide-free denim, and the interior includes extra padding to keep your computer safe for all types of adventure. The bag’s chic denim design is an ideal pairing for your favorite fresh, springtime look. Available in select stores in New York and Los Angeles, it’s not hard to WANT Les Essentials de la Vie.
The Angelina – A Vegan Leather Briefcase from GUNAS
Vegan handbag line GUNAS offers this Angelina style, which is just feminine enough to maintain your stance in the boardroom. The covetable carryall is made entirely from Greenguard/LEED certified man-made fabrics. Animal and earth-friendly, the Angelina bag is a beauty that you can take into the office and out on the town.
Merino Wool Felt Laptop Case Made by Ccommenca
This industrial-chic capsule by Ccommenca is constructed from 100% sustainably sourced felted German merino wool. Each bag is accented with salvaged leather off-cuts that vary in texture and color, ensuring that no two Ccommencas are the same.
Collina Strada’s Faded Arrows Backpack
Made in NYC, Collina Strada’s Faded Arrows Backpack is not only covetable, and convertible to boot. It feature a strap that can be adjusted to be worn on your back or your side, making it a versatile piece for eco fashionistas on the go. Made with 100% organic canvas and vegetable-dyed leather, the bag features gorgeous, geometrical lines and on-point accents that are sure to enhance anyone’s personal style.
Amy Butler’s Playful Harmony Bag for Kalencom
Amy Butler’s Harmony Bag for Kalencom will brighten any grey days that come your way. The bags are made with 100% organic cotton and feature padded interiors that will keep your laptop safe and sound. Sporting an art-nouveau-esque floral pattern, the Harmony bag will practically sing “springtime” to passersby with its playful design and vibrant colors.
Joshu + Vela’s Minimalist Organic Cotton Backpack
This minimalist bag from Joshu + Vela is perfect for those who appreciate classic, understated style. Constructed in San Francisco from USA-made organic cotton canvas, it’s sleek, sophisticated and prime for packaging all of your techcessories. The streamlined style is perfectly androgynous – so watch out because your significant other might just walk out the door bearing your bag.
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