The Best Stylish & Sustainable Beach Bags For Summer 2022

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So you’re ready to hit the beach, but the only thing you’re missing is a sustainable beach bag?

We’ve got you covered with our list of the best sustainable beach bags perfect for carrying your eco-friendly beach essentials.

Each bag brand has been selected thanks to its sustainable and natural materials, including natural jute, straw, and recycled materials. In addition, we’ve included brands who are creating their products ethically in safe working environments.

P.s Don’t forget to pack your swimwear, sustainable beach towel, and cruelty-free sunscreen.

The Best Ethical and Sustainable Beach Bags This Summer

1. Muzungu Sisters

Muzungu Sisters sustainable beach bags

Materials: Renewable natural materials, including Palma nana straw

Best for: Ethically made straw bags and summer totes

If you’re looking for a bespoke, ethically handmade beach bag, check out Muzungu Sisters.

Muzungu sisters is an ethical fashion brand creating beautifully handmade beach bags from natural materials.

Each unique bag is ethically handwoven by independent ateliers in fully certified ethical production facilities exceeding ILO (International Labour Organisation) standards.

Muzungu Sisters Vegan Wicker Bags

2. Kayu

Kayu Sustainable beach bags natural straw basket

Materials: Natural materials including straw and vegetable-tanned leather handcrafted by artisans paid a living wage

Best for: Sustainable straw baskets and bags

Kayu is an ethical brand creating sustainable luxury baskets and beach bags made from high-quality natural materials.

Kayu’s bags are handmade by women cooperatives in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, using traditional indigenous techniques passed down through the generations.

Also available to shop at Vestiaire.com.

Kayu straw basket

3. Rothy’s

Rothy's recycled plastic tote

Materials: Sustainable tote bags from recycled plastic bottles

Best for: Sustainable summer totes, Machine washable bag

Rothy’s lightweight summer tote is the perfect sustainable beach bag, thanks to its lightweight construction and roomy interior, which has plenty of space for your beach essentials.

Rothy’s sustainable summer tote is machine washable, meaning you can easily wash any sand that might get into your bag.

Rothy’s lightweight tote is created from ocean-bound marine plastics and comes in eleven sizzling summer colors.

Rothy's summer tote bag

4. Mar Y Sol

Mar Y Sol Sustainable beach bags

Materials: 100% handwoven sisal and seagrass totes and straw baskets featuring raffia pom poms

Best for: Colorful straw bags

Mar Y Sol creates sustainable beach bags from natural raw materials. Each piece is woven and hand-sewn in Madagascar using natural and sustainable materials, including locally sourced raffia, sisal, and seagrass.

The brand uses azo-free dyes to achieve vibrant colors and natural materials to create its playful bag accessories.

5. Urbankissed

Urbankissed sustainable beach bags and baskets

Materials: Handcrafted natural straw baskets and beach bags

Best for: Sustainable beach bags, ethical baskets

Urbankissed is an online curated marketplace offering a fantastic selection of ethical and sustainable beach bags.

Each sustainable brand featured on Urbankissed is assessed through the brands “Slow & Ethical” Index, which includes 15 values along the supply chain, so you know only genuinely ethical and sustainable brands make the cut.

Urbankissed offers carbon-neutral shipping on all orders at no additional cost; that’s what we like to see.

Urbankissed natural baskets

6. BrunnaCo

BrunnaCo natural bags

Materials: Locally harvested plant-based materials, including jute, vegan, recycled, organic, and other eco-friendly materials

Best for: Chic sustainable beach bags

Californian brand BrunnaCo is a woman-owned brand representing and respecting local artisans in Bali.

Founded by Helga Ida Ayu, originally from Indonesia, BrunnaCo celebrates her heritage and supports female artisans to work from home.

BrunnaCos sustainable bags are created in small batches using locally sourced plant-based materials, making each beach bag unique and collectible.

Available to shop at Wolfandbadger.com

Also available at Urbankissed.com

Brunna Co natural basket bags

7. Washein

Washein Bag sustainable beach bags

Materials: Natural materials, including sun-baked palm leaves

Best for: Vibrant bright ethical beach bags

London-based brand Washein has roots deep in Colombian heritage. Founded in 2017 by Colombian-born Claudia, Washein is on a mission to create beautiful artisan-made products which positively impact the maker and the buyer.

Each bespoke and sustainable beach bag is handwoven by the community in La Guajira in Colombia, using natural materials such as sun-baked palm leaves.

Available to also shop on Urbankissed

Washein natural basket ethical beach bags

Wrapping Up: Sustainable Beach Bags

Ditch the single-use plastic bags and opt for a bespoke sustainable straw basket or summer tote, made from eco-friendly material perfect for a carefree beach day.

If you have any feedback of know another great brand you think should be included, get in touch by leaving a comment below.

Want to discover more sustainable brands? You’ll love our guides on sustainable dresses, and eco friendly sunglasses.

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Bethany

Bethany Worthington BSc (Hons) (she/her) is the Sustainable Fashion Editor and Co-founder of Ecothes. She has a passion for the environment, and a long love of all things clothing, and combines those two interests with Ecothes. In her free time she loves dancing, hiking in the countryside, and laughing with friends.

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