More Than Shoes: Rothy’s Has a Sustainable New Bag Collection—and It’s Made from Ocean Plastic
Tired of tossing old bags when they get dirty and wanna go eco-chic? Peep Rothy’s new washable bags made from marine plastic and plastic bottles
Rothy’s, the San Francisco-based company known for its sustainable, washable shoes (and beloved by stars like Meghan Markle and Katie Holmes), is branching out into the bag game with the same eco-ethos.
The new Rothy’s bags are knit with 100% recycled materials and come in seven styles, from a big tote to a mini catchall. They’re all made from a blend of marine plastic and single-use water bottles.
Their manufacturing methods are eco too: 3-D knitting means knitting to shape, which reduces waste by eliminating the need to cut small pieces of fabric from larger ones.
As for styles, we’re crushing on the The Essential Tote in Slate Camo, Desert Sand, and Sage Green, as well as its sidekick The Dual Zip Crossbody in Bright Poppy and minimalist (but surprisingly roomy) clutch The Essential Pouch in Sage Camo.
The bags are super user-friendly, with magnetic fasteners and a removable strap. But best of all, you can throw these bags in the washer, just like the shoes. Washing your Rothy’s handbags is pretty simple, but don’t throw these recycled beauties in the dryer—always let ’em air-dry.
Need more proof that the line takes sustainability seriously? The boxes are made from 100% recycled materials and sturdy enough to ship on their own, meaning you won’t receive a box inside a box. The boxes you do get are recyclable and the cardboard shoe inserts are biodegradable too.
And even more good news: Rothy’s offsets its carbon emissions by partnering with The Envira Amazonia Project: A Tropical Forest Conservation Project via CarbonFund. The Envira Amazonia Project is a payment system for ecosystem services forest conservation, and it protects nearly 500,000 acres of tropical rainforest.