With the ever-growing awareness of the impact our individual choices have on the environment, more and more people are looking for ways to lessen their ecological footprint. One easy way to be more sustainable is to invest in a good quality bag made from renewable materials. But with all of the different materials and brands out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Here's a quick guide on how to pick a sustainable bag for your needs and style.

Consider your needs

Do you need a bag that's big enough to fit a laptop? Or one small enough for hand luggage? There are lots of different types of bags out there, so it's important to think about what you'll actually use it for before making a purchase. At Eco & Me you can find a bag suitable for your needs, with brands such as Roka offering 3 sizes to choose from.

Think about your lifestyle

If you're someone who is always on the go, you'll want something that's easy to carry around. Consider how often you'll use the bag and what kinds of activities you'll use it for before deciding which one is right for you. 

A backpack or a duffel bag is a great option for short trips or if you're planning on doing some light activity while you're away. Duffel bags usually have one large main compartment and a few smaller pockets for things like your phone, wallet, or passport. They're easy to carry and can often be slung over your shoulder. Backpacks are similar to duffel bags in that they usually have one large main compartment and a few smaller pockets. But backpacks also have straps that allow you to wear them on your back, freeing up your hands.

Don't forget about aesthetics

There are lots of stylish and beautifully designed sustainable bags on the market that will make eco-friendly living look good. So take some time to browse and find one that suits your taste. Roka bags come in a bold range of colours and their manufacturing method uses 85% less energy, 80% less water, and 65% fewer emissions than traditional methods, as well as cornstarch-based, biodegradable packaging.

Check the materials

Most reusable bags are made from fabric, but there are some great options at eco&me made from other materials like fused pulp shells or even recycled plastic bottles. Especially If you're looking for something a little more durable, and functional. Pulp Fusion bags are made from biodegradable and renewable materials, making them a sustainable option for everyday use. They're also water resistant and extra tough, so you can rest assured knowing that your belongings are safe inside. 

The next time you need a new bag, consider switching to an eco-friendly option. There are many different types available made from sustainable materials. Not only are these bags better for the environment—reducing pollution and landfill waste—but they also tend to be more durable and stylish than traditional options made from synthetic materials. And remember, being eco-friendly doesn't have to sacrifice style!