Need something to carry? Instead of splurging on a brand-new purse or clutch, consider picking up a fashionable and eco-friendly tote bag. You might have seen plain tote bags used as shopping bags before, but totes can be so much more than just a grocery carrier. Here are some convincing reasons to use a tote bag instead of a purse to carry your essentials.
Tote bags don’t have to be plain and boring. With the right design, they can be incredibly fashionable. You can buy a boutique tote bag with a premade design or a plain tote and add your own design with iron-on vinyls, stencils, fabric markers, or tie-dye. Most totes are made from cotton or linen, but you can also get them in other materials.
Tired of needing to replace your purses every few months or years? Depending on the material you get, tote bags can be extremely durable. Even cheaper and less durable materials will last you at least a year. Considering the low cost of tote bags, this makes them much more cost-effective than purses in the long run.
Nice and Roomy
Let’s face it. Purses, like pockets, don’t give you nearly enough room for all your stuff. Tote bags, on the other hand, are spacious. If you like to carry around a ton of stuff, totes are the way to go.
The next reason to use a tote bag instead of a purse is that they’re versatile. You can use them as book bags, diaper bags, gym bags, shopping bags… you name it. This means you won’t have to buy a ton of separate bags and you can use your tote bag as an all-in-one.
Tote bags can be a great alternative to plastic bags during shopping trips. They take more material to make, but you can reuse them. They’re also made from materials that are less dangerous to wildlife and decompose faster than plastic. Just be cautious about the material you get. Cotton bags are arguably the least eco-friendly. For the most positive effect on the environment, look for tote bags made from recycled and vegan materials.