Swedish Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag

Skipping the plastic bag while shopping isn’t just great for the environment – the alternatives can also be so much more fashionable. Stockholm’s Stadsmission, the Swedish equivalent to the Salvation Army, repurposes clothes and fabrics that can’t be retailed into super eco-friendly shopping bags. Created in collaboration with the renowned Swedish architecture group Claesson Koivisto Rune, this line of shopping bags is marketed under the brand Remake.

The bags are constructed with strong and durable double-folded handles similar to that of a plastic bag. Since two separate pieces of fabric are used for the front and back, a whole array of unique designs can be made from different materials, patterns and colors.

Although the Remake bag is only available in Sweden, you can always opt to make your own bag. Simply cut a plastic bag in half and use it as a template on any fabric of your choice. Sew the two pieces together and voilà, your very own green shopping bag!

-Christel Fearon