Bags and Purses
Brands that provide Bags and Purses that have been produced ethically.
Featured Bags and Purses Brands
Designs by Bottletop are a work of art for the craftsman and consumer alike. Blending design with technique across cultures, Bottletop creates collections that celebrate true craftsmanship. A timeless ‘created by hand’ aesthetic. The creation of Bottletop products not only enhance the techniques of some of the most highly skilled artisans from around the world but our training programs enable others to join them, supporting themselves and their families in the process.
The Bottletop Foundation (100% funded by Bottletop) empowers disadvantaged young people to take control of their lives through health education and vocational training projects; in turn supporting their wider communities. We tackle sensitive issues including the prevention of HIV/AIDS, unplanned teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, gender inequality, low self-esteem and vocational skills deficits. Our vision is for all young people worldwide to be equipped with the necessary health education, transferable skills and self-confidence necessary to make healthy, informed choices and achieve their full potential.
Founded in Australia in 1995, Thought, (formerly Braintree Clothing) launched in the UK in 2002.
Their thoughtful clothing collections borrow from nature and the world around us. Both in the fabrics they use and their design inspiration. From seed to stitch, every unique piece has been carefully crafted. Always using sustainable, natural fabrics. And always designed so they're effortless to wear.
Think. Discover. Roam. Do it all at wearethought.com.
Mayamiko is a women's wear and life style brand, producing clothes, accessories and homeware, lovingly made in Malawi. Mayamiko’s collections are cross-seasonal and are inspired by artisanal traditions, with ethical trading and sustainability at the core. Alongside statement African textiles, Mayamiko took its commitment to sustainable materials forwards by introducing GOTS certified organic cotton pieces and upcycled textiles. Mayamiko also collaborates with artisans all over the globe such as Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, Kenya and Italy on bespoke collections. Mayamiko’s profits are re-invested in the community through the work of the Mayamiko Trust, a charity that provides knowledge and skills disadvantaged women need to grow their own businesses and improve their communities.
Tiger Lily is an independent retailer specialising in providing a mix of ethical clothing and fashion brands, vegan leather ethical handbags and wallets, funky accessories and gifts to shoppers throughout the UK. We also stock a beautiful and contemporary range of costume, gemstone and silver jewellery. We a have two stores located in Bristol and Ludlow, Shropshire and in case you can't get to those we have a webiste through which you can order the same great quality items.
Our sustainable shop is based in Exeter Devon, unlike shops that you may find on the high street we source clothing that is certified fair trade and is constructed from sustainable natural materials. In our shop we stock a carefully curated range of clothing, accessories and gifts from organic and fair trade producers. Online you can see the certification on each product page.
This season the shop houses a range of organic dresses, shirts jeans and accessories as well as contemporary jewellery and both wool and vegan friendly knitwear. When selecting items for the shop we are driven by sourcing high quality garments as well as unique designs with stories that make excellent gifts.
We, Kalkidan and Vidmantas, founded the store in 2014. Our inspiration grew in travels to developing countries such as Ethiopia where we saw first hand the effects of the fast fashion industry; low wages, mass dumping, social disruption and environmental destruction. Despite the disappointing nature of of the fast fashion industry we are realists and we know that the only way to provide the opportunity for sustainable development to millions of people around the world is through jobs. That is why we committed ourselves to bringing ethical brands, as well as starting out own brand Scarves For Sustainability, to provide more options for conscious customers looking to make a positive change.
A stylish collection of British-made bags, scarves, belts and accessories inspired by Britain’s creative and cultural heritage, made using natural raw materials such as English vegetable tanned leather, Scottish wool tweed, solid brass and pewter.
A beautiful collection of jewellery, bags and scarves produced in fair trade conditions from India, Kenya Vietnam and Chile.
A stylish collection bags for men and women made without using animal products or animal by-products. Each item contains at least one recycled element, the linings are made from 21 recycled plastic bottles.
Fairly traded handbags, scarves and jewellery all made in Africa. After a visit to her native South West Uganda Ida Horner quit her job in London and set by ethnic supplies, to support women in Eastern Africa.
100% Vegan collection including; shoes, bags, belt and accessories all of which are hand made in the UK.
Beautifully handmade shoes crafted using leather, eco tan leather using toxin-free colours and animal friendly Lorica. They also make belts, bags and bracelets. All materials are sourced in the UK.
NV London Calcutta has a selection of beautiful bags made from canvas, leather and silk that are designed in the UK and produced in India. Workers are paid a fair wage and work in a healthy environment.
Eco friendly bags and outdoor accessories which have been designed to meet your travelling needs, whether it be a rucksack to take on the plane, or a daypack for hiking over the moors. Each bag is made using eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton and recycled polyester.
We are the UK’s original Eel Skin Handbag Specialists & 13 years since our launch, we can be found in Paris, Berlin, Athens, Amsterdam, Italy, Oslo, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York..and more. Makki’s designs feature a wonderful bespoke screen printed faux suede lining & discrete leather logo, ensuring they are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.
Each handbag is made using the finest eco-friendly leather which has been vegetable tanned in Europe. The tanning process is free from chrome and other heavy metals and uses vegetable substances which are harvested in a sustainable way. The end result is beautifully soft, breathable and biodegradable leather.
Fashion ComPassion is an online ethical fashion retailer working with socially conscious, luxury fashion brands from the developing world. Our mission is to create social change through fashion and give a voice and platform to brands and products created by skilled women artisans.
Home of beautiful fair trade jewellery and accessories – offering you the best in sustainable and ethical fashion online.
MT designs embody a perfect blend of Italian style with urban edge inspired by London. Each luxury handbag is handmade, using the finest Italian vegetable tanned calf leather in warm and sensual colours. Ethically made in London and Italy, MT is proud to continue a long European tradition within a modern context.
AURA QUE products are individually hand-crafted in Nepal using local materials such as buffalo leather, banana yarn and hand-woven cotton. Each design is brought to life in a Nepalese factory that employs local people, according to fair trade principles.
From The Source fair trade and ethical fashion accessories – exclusive and high quality products brought to you directly from the producers. Products that provide skilled work and livelihoods for women and marginalised communities in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Each product in our range is designed by Emma who creates all the first samples herself, by hand. We then typically produce limited edition runs of all our ranges. Because it is finished by hand, each bag is slightly unique. We are very proud of our British heritage. You can find us in many of the UK’s most renown shops and department stores.
The designers featured on this site create beautiful products and responsible companies. They’ve invested time and resources in being as planet- and people-friendly as possible. Some of the commitments they’ve made? Sourcing ecologically responsible materials, developing sustainable production processes, treating their workers well, and giving to charity.
Our mission: To make a positive, long term, sustainable change to the communities that produce our products and the children that receive our school kits. One Elephant…One Idea. Bags, purses, wallets, ipad holders and more….
Doodle Bag is an online shop and design tool, through which you can create, upload or modify artwork to be printed onto your very own eco-bag. We stock all kinds of bags, t-shirts, baby clothes, and even underwear, all fair-trade and ethically sourced. You think it and we print it!
All Bobelle’s handbags are made in England using the finest leathers and hardware available. Recognising that women want durability and value from their accessories without compromising on style, BoBelle London’s collection strives to work around these ideals, with crisp designs and chic detailing.
We are a fashion accessories brand, which creates beautiful, hand-made jewellery and leather goods in our Kenyan workshop. We operate under ethical and fair trade principles.
The girlwithbeads range includes unique handmade bags from flat caps, suit jackets and vintage fabrics. T-shirts & hoodies customised with vintage ties and braces that are available for men, women and children. Plus, fun accessories like giant button brooches, bow tie hair clips and bunting necklaces.
Unique bags, handwoven in Mexico to the highest quality.
Bags, clutches, ipad covers and more. If we are able to save, promote and make these treasures available to a wider public, we will also help to revive traditional skills, promote self-sufficiency and encourage education.
We believe in upcycling: the innovative process of taking everyday materials and using them to create beautiful objects. We work with designers who have taken the upcycling ethos as their guiding principle. The aim of our shop is to share their creativity with you.
What Daisy Did is a shop formed from all the wonderful bags I source on my travels, which in turn funds my travelling.
Having an environmental conscience, where possible I source recycled, natural and wasted materials. My products are made in developing countries and I maintain a close relationships with the artisans and their families.
Threads of Peru is a non-profit organization that connects the world to handmade Peruvian textiles; helping to preserve ancient craft techniques and empower indigenous artisans.
Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, Pauline designs and manufactures her own range of Harris Tweed based ladies accessories, home products, and gifts. With an emphasis on quality and design, her products are always produced in small numbers using hand selected cloths.
DUBARUBA is a platform for the finest contemporary African and Africa-inspired products. Most of the products are unique handmade items that come from small producers. Some have already attained a modicum of renown in their respective countries or internationally, while others are new or have not yet been discovered internationally but are ready to be discovered
Love Ellie is a boutique Scottish-based creative textiles business established in 2013, and specialising in hand crafted handbags, gifts and homewares. Each unique and original product is designed and made in Scotland. Although our emphasis focuses on luxurious handwoven Harris Tweed, we also use other gorgeous fabrics including other Scottish tweeds and Tartans, organic cottons and other eco-friendly and natural fabrics.
Issara is the brainchild of Rosh, an avid traveller and corporate escapee. Like many others, she experienced the near impossibility of finding a good looking, well-made and functional leather bag that didn’t cost a fortune. Years later during a serendipitous foray into a small Javanese leather workshop, her back-of-napkin sketches were brought to life by skilled craftsmen using traditional methods.
So Just Shop brings together and supports small, creative, women-led artisan businesses from throughout the world, enabling you to browse and shop for high quality and unique products all in one place and to discover the stories behind the product.
Catherine and Joan were inspired to found Global Goods Partners to create effective income-generation opportunities for women and their communities through access to the consumer market for handmade, fair trade products.
Twist Native represents individuals who have a longing lust for travel and who seek altruistic moments with the locals they meet during their excursions. not only will our bags take you on your most amazing adventures, but they will also grant a child a once in a lifetime journey – a chance at education.
SAHEL began in the desert of Burkina Faso where Charlie lived for seven years among the Fulani. Horse lovers by tradition, Fulani horse harnesses have strong braided straps which are hand woven by highly skilled leather workers. All SAHEL bags and accessories employ this unique Fulani skill, evoking equine elegance and strength. SAHEL is committed to the preservation of traditional skills and revival of artisanal livelihoods. We adhere to Fair Trade principles and invest in our West African artisans’ communities, providing better access to health care, clean water and primary education.
Paga Bags is an Eco-Fashion Social Company that produces and markets handbags, accessories and jewellery made of recycled and organic materials in collaboration with local women associations and artisans in Burkina Faso.
Our products are made from reclaimed plastic drinking water and ice-cream sachets which we do not reprocess in any way apart from cleaning. This has the benefit that very little energy is used in order to add value to material that would otherwise be dumped or burned. In addition, by incorporating the original and complete sachets into our products, it demonstrates in a very visible way that it is possible to increase the life span of plastic packaging and so help to tackle the very serious problem of environmental pollution in Africa and elsewhere.
All Lost in Samsara products (bags, small accessories and jewellery) are handmade by artisans who are paid a fair wage. Many of them are women who face economical and social problems. Your purchase will contribute to change their lives and empower the communities they live in as their income will provide them safety and will help them reinvest the money in their future and education of their children.
TTM showcases handmade goods made exclusively by proud and passionate artisans who have overcome the perils of abuse, conflict, and disease. By assisting local partners around the world in bringing these goods “to the market,” we take an active role in equipping the survivors they employ with economic independence, while raising awareness of the challenges that they face.
Made from high quality Portuguese cork, the Jentil collection is designed in London. It comprises simple, unisex designs, created to answer the demands of modern life and technology. The current Jentil range includes bags and smaller accessories such as purses, wallets and laptop cases.
Here you will find accessories, clothing and more sent directly from the best independent designers and ethical businesses in the UK. We’re very strict about which sellers and products we list ensuring that our sellers adhere to our ethical standards knowing you’ll always find something you love, without having to sacrifice style or design.
We love to make recycled, ethical clothing out of pre-loved cashmere knitwear. Our original Turtle Doves recycled gloves are still our best-seller but we are always busy creating new designs and seeking out new fabrics to recycle.
We are one of the first 100% vegan and sustainable -minded men’s bag store. We reach out to all men who are modern, masculine and independent.
All Juuty bags are made by hand with pride under safe conditions in Bangladesh. Our factories work together with the CBI (part of the ministry of foreign affairs). Our employees will be assured of a positive working environment, in equality under good conditions which include holidays and weekends. We do regular audits, talk to our employees and organize trainings to educate our people about sustainable product development.
Each pair of Mamahuhu shoes is beautifully handcrafted by artisans with Colombian leather. Our designs are inspired by unique elements from different cultures during the founders’ travels around the world.
Each of our bag has a story to tell. A story on how it is made, what materials have been used for it, who has made it and how the price of the bag is built up.
A love affair with India has evolved into Mata Traders – a design driven, fair trade brand helping to end global poverty and inspire ethical companies and consumers to change the fashion industry.
A wide selection of stylish fashion clothing for all occasions including: dresses, tops, knitwear, skirts, eveningwear, coats, suits, jackets and more. Styles to suit a variety of tastes from classic to vintage and more in between: recycled and upcycled. This is sustainable ethical fashion at it's best.Women's Ethical Clothing
If you're looking for something eco or ethical to wear for dress down friday, a casual weekend or holiday, you'll find it here. Tops, t-shirts, jeans, trousers from mainly fairtrade and organic cotton.Men's Ethical Fashion
Green fashion for kids is fun and made mainly from natural fibres including organic cotton and Fairtrade cotton. From baby to early teens, there's something to make all kids happy. Bright colours, animals, fun shapes that children can wear all year round.Kids Green Clothing
A treasure trove of accessories from around the world can be found here. A vast selection of jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings to shoes, hats, bags, handbags and scarves. Whatever your style, these items will complete any outfit.Eco-Friendly Accessories
The expression a woman wears on her face is more important than the clothes she wears on her back.