About Sassy Eco Totes

About Sassy Eco Totes - Cork Vegan Handbags


At Sassy Eco Totes, you will find customized, amazing and trendy but eco-friendly ethical handbags that are handmade from sustainable cork fabrics in Australia.


The Story

While doing my Bachelors in Environmental Biotechnology, I discovered and learned in-depth about all the horrible impacts human activities are having on the environment.


It was an eye-opener for me.


So, after my graduation, I KNEW I had to do something to reduce the negative impacts of human activities and bring about a positive change in the world.


Hence, I decided to merge my passion for creating a cleaner and better environment with my craze for bags (who doesn't love bags) to start Sassy Eco Totes - a place where your dream bag can be made from scratch!


Our Mission


Our mission here at Sassy Eco Totes is to provide high-quality customized bags to each and every girl who wants to make an impact in the world in terms of style and sustainable choices.


We're here to make your dream bag a reality. You have the leverage of choosing the color, size, and graphics that you would love to display with the hardware colors of your bags in order to create a bag that speaks your personality.


At the same time, we want to leave a positive impact on the environment by following a zero-waste policy and by contributing to the development of the environment.


Which is why we have partnered with Rainforest Rescue to help them in planting trees. 1% of every purchase made will be donated to Rainforest Rescue which they will use for planting trees across Australia.



The Material


Our bags are made from a sustainable eco-friendly fabric called cork. Cork fabric is obtained from the barks of cork tree WITHOUT cutting them down. How cool!

This means NO deforestation and NO destruction of wildlife animal homes.

The more we support the cork industry, more trees will be planted for wildlife which will help in making the world a better place in the future.


Cork fabric has some of the amazing qualities below.


  • Environmentally and ecologically friendly
  • Easily cleaned and long lasting
  • Durable as leather, versatile as fabric
  • Waterproof and stain resistant
  • Dust, dirt, and grease repellent
  • Perfect for humid areas!


Cork forest is home to SEVERAL endangered species which means by supporting the cork industry, you are providing home for the wildlife.


The Process

All bags at Sassy Eco Totes are handmade from scratch in Melbourne. We buy most of our raw materials from local sellers who are mostly women. Even though buying locally incurs higher cost we don't mind paying it as we are here to support other local businesses and grow together with them. 


    Fair Pricing

    We are here to provide you with the best quality handbag at an affordable rate without massive markups that other retailers sell their bags with. Our bag pricing directly reflects the cost of manufacturing the bags.

    We source all our hardware and materials from local stores to support the local Australian economy and pay our employees a wage of AU$25-AU$28 per hour.


    Lifetime Guarantee

    We truly believe our bags are long lasting, therefore we provide lifetime guarantee for any minor wear and tear to the bags. For more details on the guarantee please check out our Lifetime Guarantee page by clicking here.