I love the super chic makeover the backpack got when it came back into style, but I admittedly haven’t owned one since it came from Jansport and was covered in keychains.
Sustainable brand, Filbert, makes their bags from high-end vegan leather, allowing me to try the trend without committing to the larger carbon footprint real leather has. The Irving Backpack has become my new go-to bag! I can’t imagine life with out it.
Filbert featured me on their blog with a short interview that I’m sharing below. Read through to the end to hear why this bag is the perfect size for anyone trying to go low-waste.
Secondly, bring the same thoughtful approach to your wardrobe. Rather then buying cheap, disposable clothing and accessories from fast-fashion brands, seek out products that are well-made by sustainable and ethical companies. Your up-front cost may be slightly higher, but this buying technique can really save you money in the long-run when you don’t need to replace things as often. Elevate the quality of your wardrobe and support conscious companies, all while saving the planet!
4) Recent recommended read?
I don’t really read fiction, but I always have a psychology/self-improvement book I’m reading for a dose of inspiration and reflection. Right now it’s Daring Greatly by Brené Brown, which I recommend to anyone who’s looking for more authenticity in their lives.
5) What’s in your Irving backpack?