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5 tips on keeping your designer handbag chic & sustainable

In the last decade or two, the push to be more eco-conscious has grown as brands are finding ways to make being environmentally friendly accessible. That means that there a lot more ways for fashion and beauty savvy consumers to live more sustainably without compromising on style. Below we’ve put together our top five tips of keeping your designer handbag chic and sustainable.

1. Reusable Coffee Cups

Whether your go-to coffee order is classic flat-white or dirty soy chai, most of us drink about 1-3 cups of coffee a day. When you’re at home, your drinking utensil of choice is usually your favorite mug, but when you’re heading to work or are out and about, you’re most likely getting your daily dose of coffee from a disposable cup. Without realizing it, you’re contributing to an estimated 3 million pounds of solid waste being generated from coffee cups alone. Keeping a reusable coffee cup in your handbag or tote will ensure that you do your part in reducing our carbon foot print.

Sustainable hot tip: If you’re more of an iced-coffee drinker and love a good sip of coffee through a straw, keep a metal straw in your bag, so that you can pop one into the mouth piece of your reusable coffee cup.

2. Reusable Water Bottle

Stay hydrated, but at what cost? At Jurlique, we preach that hydration is one the keys to more glowing and healthier-looking skin. With that being said, why not feed two birds with one scone by drinking skin-loving water from a water bottle made of sustainable materials. Go for a stainless steel or glass water bottle. Depending the on the size of your bag you can go for a 250ml bottle up to 1L one.

3. Sustainable Handbag

Ethical fashion has come a long way. In the earlier days of eco-consciousness, the options were very limited, so sustainability wasn’t always accessible. Today we’re spoilt for choice – from canvas totes to designer bags. When it comes to handbags, we recommend investing in a high-quality bag like Senreve’s 100% Vegan Maestra bag. Not only will it last for years, but it also converts into a backpack, crossbody, satchel or tote, which is a huge plus when shopping for sustainable bags.

Woman with dark hair holding a Senreve Vegan Maestra Handbag in BlackLeather

4. Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

Either you try and cram your go-to beauty products into a separate cosmetics bag in your handbag or keep it minimal and only carry a lip balm and mattifying powder. Whichever one you’re more inclined to doing, it’s best to analyze your products’ packaging. Look for packaging that’s recyclable and isn’t plastic heavy. Our Lavender Hydrating Mist is perfect for when you’re on the go - it soothes your senses and leaves your skin with an instant glow. With its recyclable packaging made with sustainable materials, you can rest assured that you’re contributing to reducing plastic waste.

Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist placed on top of a netted shopping bag filled with lemon, limes and oranges

5. Eco-friendly & Reusable Bags

Do you ever pop into the grocery store and end up leaving with one too many items? We’ve all been there. Keeping a canvas tote bag and/or eco cotton produce bag within your bag will ensure that when you get to the check out, you won’t have to purchase single use plastic bags for your groceries.

At Jurlique, we’re committed to doing our bit for the environment too. Discover how by reading about our sustainability initiatives.