Carry-On Cool: Eco-Friendly Weekend Bags

Summer’s all about weekend trips out of town, be it the beach or the country, and we thought we’d compile a list of eco-friendly overnighters that ensure you’ll show up wherever it is you’re going looking “impossibly chic”—a term that refers to the Gold Standard of traveling well. Eco-friendly fabrics spun into duffel bags, roomy shoulder bags and more after the jump.

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1. Nothing says summer like repurposed sailcloth! The matron of the material, Ella Vickers, offers a selection of funky duffel bags (trio, shown, is $534) for weekend-travel needs.
2. The Overnight Bag from Matt & Natt ($285) is but one of the vegan products the luxury-goods company has built its rap on. Made from polyurethane with a liner made from recycled plastic bottles, the bag, with studded trim, resembles pebbled leather.
3. The price ($17.99) is right for the Suitcase Overnighter Bag from BlueQ —as is the bold, vivid material that’s made from 95 percent recycled polypropylene.
4. For the serious weekenders among us: a heavy-duty Travel Trunk duffel from Mountainsmith (from $54.94). Each piece in the collection is made of 450-denier recycled PET fabric; sizes range from 2,900 to 11,000 cubic inches.
5. An eco update of a classic style, the Soft Eco Duffel ($35.75) features natural cotton and recycled, coated straw.
6. Stylish and durable, Cinchy totes from Rebagz ($86) are made from used rice bags and are large enough for an overnight to the shore. We found the White Rose pattern (shown) particularly summery.
7. The biodegradable Large Duffel Bag from Eastport ($60) is made of cotton with environmentally safe soy dyes; it contains no plastic linings, fillers or threads.

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