Where to Find Sustainable Makeup & Toiletry Bags for Your Travels

  image by AnchalDisclosure: Some of the links below are affiliated; we may earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. This post is also partly sponsored by SeaBags & Kindhumans. We only ever add brands & products we truly believe in! The Best Sustainable Makeup Bags & Toiletry Travel BagsAs some people begin to travel again via road trips or flights for personal or work reasons, the need for travel bags has increased. For example, we recently went on a trip to visit family in Arizona for the first time in more than a year and a half, and my daughter needed a new bag for her toiletries. I was surprised to see most stores were out. So, of course, I needed to research and find some sustainable options, and my research can benefit you. This article provides you with 12 wonderful options for your upcoming trip.How to Choose Sustainable Toiletry BagsWhen I first started researching toiletry bags, I thought, what makes toiletry bags sustainable, and what should I look for? It turns out the same as most other products – sustainable materials and ethical production practices. Look for materials like organic cotton, linen, canvas, and recycled plastic. Shop from trusted brands that follow ethical and humane practices. Most importantly, make sure it is high quality, functions for how you travel and is a style that you will keep for many years.Now Our Top 13 Picks for Sustainable Makeup & Toiletry Bags: 1) Casco Bay Toiletry BagBrand: Sea BagsPrice: $45The Casco Bay comes in a cute nautical chart pattern. The toiletry is made from recycled sails, like all of the products from Sea Bags. The side handle, zip-top, and being machine washable make it practical as well. Their products are all made in the USA by skilled Maine craftspeople. Shop Casco Bay Toiletry Bag 2) Refusion Zipper PouchBrand: KindhumansPrice: $38The Refusion is a clear carry-all pouch made from 8 recycled plastic bags. The patch is made from vegan materials. Kindhumans has a 3-step evaluation process for all their products, including ethical practices. Kindhumans is also a certified B Corp, the highest standard for protecting people and the planet. Shop Refusion Zipper Pouch 3) Cabana See All Vanity CaseBrand: ParavelPrice: $95This clear case is made with canvas from recycled plastic bottles, LWG eco-certified leather, and silicone coating. The case is a classic and sophisticated design. It is easy to clean and waterproof. The vanity is also convenient with a simple handle for carrying, and you can see all the contents, so you don’t have to rifle through things to find one item. As a bonus you can get the vanity case monogrammed. Shop Cabana See All Vanity Case 4) Cross Stitch Toiletry BagBrand: AnchalPrice: $32The cross-stitch base is made from GOTS certified cotton and canvas lined. The bag has a great cross stich design in 6 colors to choose from. Anchal is women owned, with Fair Trade products that support artisans in India. The toiletry bag has a front pocket, as well as the main compartment, for storing small items and ones you need to reach easily – I personally love multi-pocket bags. Shop Cross Stitch Toiletry Bag 5) Makeup BagBrand: SezanePrice: $40The makeup bag from Sezane is made from all organic cotton and has a super cute design – one of my favorites. The softness of the bag makes it e

Where to Find Sustainable Makeup & Toiletry Bags for Your Travels
 

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Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliated; we may earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. This post is also partly sponsored by SeaBags & Kindhumans. We only ever add brands & products we truly believe in!

The Best Sustainable Makeup Bags & Toiletry Travel Bags

As some people begin to travel again via road trips or flights for personal or work reasons, the need for travel bags has increased. For example, we recently went on a trip to visit family in Arizona for the first time in more than a year and a half, and my daughter needed a new bag for her toiletries. I was surprised to see most stores were out. So, of course, I needed to research and find some sustainable options, and my research can benefit you. This article provides you with 12 wonderful options for your upcoming trip.

How to Choose Sustainable Toiletry Bags

When I first started researching toiletry bags, I thought, what makes toiletry bags sustainable, and what should I look for? It turns out the same as most other products – sustainable materials and ethical production practices. Look for materials like organic cotton, linen, canvas, and recycled plastic. Shop from trusted brands that follow ethical and humane practices. Most importantly, make sure it is high quality, functions for how you travel and is a style that you will keep for many years.

Now Our Top 13 Picks for Sustainable Makeup & Toiletry Bags:

1) Casco Bay Toiletry Bag

Brand: Sea Bags

Price: $45

The Casco Bay comes in a cute nautical chart pattern. The toiletry is made from recycled sails, like all of the products from Sea Bags. The side handle, zip-top, and being machine washable make it practical as well. Their products are all made in the USA by skilled Maine craftspeople.

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2) Refusion Zipper Pouch

Brand: Kindhumans

Price: $38

The Refusion is a clear carry-all pouch made from 8 recycled plastic bags. The patch is made from vegan materials. Kindhumans has a 3-step evaluation process for all their products, including ethical practices. Kindhumans is also a certified B Corp, the highest standard for protecting people and the planet.

Shop Refusion Zipper Pouch

3) Cabana See All Vanity Case

Brand: Paravel

Price: $95

This clear case is made with canvas from recycled plastic bottles, LWG eco-certified leather, and silicone coating. The case is a classic and sophisticated design. It is easy to clean and waterproof. The vanity is also convenient with a simple handle for carrying, and you can see all the contents, so you don’t have to rifle through things to find one item. As a bonus you can get the vanity case monogrammed.

Shop Cabana See All Vanity Case

4) Cross Stitch Toiletry Bag

Brand: Anchal

Price: $32

The cross-stitch base is made from GOTS certified cotton and canvas lined. The bag has a great cross stich design in 6 colors to choose from. Anchal is women owned, with Fair Trade products that support artisans in India. The toiletry bag has a front pocket, as well as the main compartment, for storing small items and ones you need to reach easily – I personally love multi-pocket bags.

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5) Makeup Bag

Brand: Sezane

Price: $40

The makeup bag from Sezane is made from all organic cotton and has a super cute design – one of my favorites. The softness of the bag makes it easy to collapse to the needed size to fit in most bags. Sezane makes most of their products in Europe and all of their workshops are audited by independent experts. I highly recommend their Behind the Label videos for educational information about their practices.

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6) Sagebrush + Sand Clutch

Brand: MZ Fair Trade

Price: $49

The Sagebrush + Sand Clutch is unique in that it is the only one with an exterior made out of wool. The interior is cotton lining. It is handwoven, hand dyed with non-toxic dyes, and Fair Trade certified. The soft earth tones are really appealing, and it has an interior pocket for smaller items. MZ has a meet the maker section on their site where you can learn about each artisan they partner with.

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7) Lok Pouch

Brand: Terra Thread

Price: $15

The LOK pouch comes in more than 10 colors and is a neutral enough style to be unisex. The pouch is made from organic cotton, lead free zippers, and using Fair Trade practices. I love that the Lok pouch is machine washable, large, and easy to roll down and resize as needed for your packing needs. Each purchase also provides support to Feeding America.

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8) Free to Grow Houseplant Pouch

Brand: The Tote Project

Price: $22.50

These sweet little pouches are great for organizing your belongings for trips. It’s hard to tell in this photo, but the base expands out to hold many personal belongings! Based on friendship and a shared dream, Fay Grant and Michelle Chavez started The Tote Project to support the recovery of victims of modern-day slavery.

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9) Elise Makeup Bag

Brand: O My Bag

Price: $82

This very French styled makeup bag is made with GOTS certified cotton outside and a canvas lining inside. The Elise is a great choice for all your travels with an inner zip pocket for small items, a handle, classy style, padded sizes and plenty of room. The bag also ships from Europe, so I suggest ordering other items at the same time to reduce the environmental impact of shipping.

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10) ReNew Catch-All

Brand: Everlane

Price: $30

The ReNew Catch-All Case features five interior drop-in pockets and one exterior zip pocket, which makes it perfect for organizing toiletries (and other small things). The catch all can snap down for smaller size or expand out as needed. The bag is made with 100% recycled polyester from plastic bottles, a water resistant finish that is fluorine free, and Bluesign certified dyes.

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11) Blair Vegan Toiletry Case

Brand: Matt & Nat

Price: $55

Matt & Nat is a leader in sustainable vegan bags, so of course they would have a toiletry case. This bag is a classic, unisex style that comes in 8 colors, with a convenient side handle. There is an interior pocket to organize smaller items. The exterior is a vegan cruelty-free material and the interior lining is made from recycled water bottles. It looks durable and easy to clean. While the vegan material is PU (polyurethane), which is biodegradable, and not as eco-friendly as some other organic materials.

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12) Large Zebra Pouch

Brand: Ubuntu Life

Price: $32

This fun Zebra patterned pouch made by artisans in Kenya. The large pouch is made from 100% cotton canvas and lead-free water based inks, plus leather sourced from Kenya’s oldest tannery. All of Ubuntu Life’s products ensure living wages and a future for women artists in Kenya. It is a large size that is collapsible to hold as much or as little as you need. It only has one large pocket, which some people really prefer – I like an additional interior pocket for organizing.

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13) 2-in-1 Cosmetic Pouch

Brand: Sakroots

Price: $69

These cosmetic pouches are made from REPREVE Eco Twill which is durable, water repellent, stain resistant and made from recycled materials including plastic bottles! This set is also PETA-approved and Vegan Certified. Sakroots is focused on using original artwork that supports environmental charities.

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14) Toiletry Bag

Brand: Grunbag

Price: $60

The Grunbag Toiletry bag is made from surplus material from tarpaulin production and a recycled zipper. The toiletry bag is very practical with 2 inner pockets, a side handle, and a zip closure at the top. It has a utilitarian look that comes in multiple colors, which gives it unisex appeal. It is also conveniently water resistant and easy to clean. The bag does ship from Europe, so I suggest ordering other items at the same time to reduce the environmental impact of shipping.

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About the Author: Mindy Redburn-Smoak has enjoyed a 20+ year career in corporate learning as a consultant, designer, and manager. She is passionate about sustainable living, family, travel, and dog rescue. She has been on a mission to live more sustainably for several years, and loves the journey of learning and trying new things in this space. She is on another journey pursuing her dream of writing about things she is passionate about and that can make a difference in the world. The best way to connect with Mindy is via email at mredsmoak@gmail.com.


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