Life in plastic is definitely not fantastic, and we all know that. With plastic shopping bans seeing their banning across the world, the good old canvas shopping bags are coming back bigger, better, and bolder.
Canvas shopping bags and canvas tote bags are not new as fashionable, wearable, and stylish accessories. On the contrary, they become all the rage right now, as they convey an even more powerful statement than luxury designer purses.
They speak not about money but mindfulness, ethics, belonging, access and culture. And the moment you see huge designer houses creating their branded canvas totes or canvas shopping bags, you know you were on the right track all along.
Nevertheless, what makes canvas bags so desirable and so hip these days? We will take a look at modern trends and identify all the compelling reasons for you to wear canvas shopping bags more often – and not only for shopping, of course!
1. They are versatile
You can easily repurpose a natural cotton shopping bag into a daily casual bag to carry your personal items around town when you are out for a walk, go to the office, or have brunch with your girlfriends.
The beauty of these bags reside in their simplicity. Shop them in bulk in different vibrant colors for your shopping needs and pick the colors that best match your outfits, occasion, or personality. This way you will never run out of stylish and matching purses all year long.
Do you want to know what is even better? Any large and sturdy lunch box bag canvas can successfully replace a beach bag or a gym bag.
2. Size Does Matter
Besides their resilience to weight, large capacity canvas bags come in larger, generous sizes. In other words, they can also host your laptop, DSLR camera, books, school papers, and other work or personal items.
If you want to carry some of your freelancer, student, or working materials around in a fashionable manner, a large, solid canvas shopping bag can take you all places in a fun, eco-friendly, and practical manner. Protecting your items is also easy, as you can opt for some heavy canvas zipper tote bags for extra safety.
3. Mindful Protection of the Environment
One of the greatest advantages of canvas bag shopping is that they are reusable, completely washable, and easy to carry, fold, store, and grab at any time. You do have to wear a canvas tote bag for a while until it returns on its environmental investment, but you can achieve such a goal with no effort.
You can carry your tote bags anywhere you prefer to shop, be it the mall supermarket or the farmers’ market. As long as you wrap some groceries in butcher paper (meats and fresh vegetables that might dirty the canvas bag), you can easily wash the bag and take it to the market next time.
4. Amazing Travelling Bags
If you need an all-nighter bag or a bag that easily transitions from a day bag to a trip bag, you can grab your hand-carried canvas bag and be on your way. While these bags do not offer the comfort of a suitcase or trolley bags, you can use them for short-distance trips, car trips, a weekend at your family’s house trips, and so on.
They can accommodate a pajama, an overnight self-care kit, wallet, phone, headphones, and a book or tablet if you decide to visit friends or family right after work on a Friday evening.
5. Great Travel Accessories
When you travel for longer distances and greater amounts of time – think about a week’s vacation abroad or a city break with your loved one – you can pack one of these plush bags in your luggage. They compensate for all the purses, backpacks, and messenger bags you would think about carrying with you on holidays.
Lighter vacation luggage also means less airport fees and plenty of comfort once you arrive to your destination. They work great in all environments, so you can match one to your jeans-and-sneakers Barcelona walking trip or your seaside kit on a Greek’s island beach.
You can carry them in urban environments, in exotic natural landscapes, in museums, shops, crowded markets, at the restaurant, and during all sightseeing adventures. Besides the fact that they can carry small, big, lightweight or heavy items in the same demure and stylish fashion, you can actually take more than one with you. What is better: filling a suitcase with purses or a suitcase pocket with well-folded canvas book bags in all the colors you love?