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About Sassy Eco Totes

At Sassy Eco Bags you will find customized trendy but eco-friendly ethical handbags that are handmade from sustainable cork fabric in Australia.

Click here to read all about our bags.

 

The Story

While doing my Bachelors in Environmental Biotechnology I got to learn in-depth about all the horrible impacts human activities are having on the environment.

It was an eye-opener for me.

So, when I graduated, I KNEW I had to do something to reduce the negative impact of human activities and bring about a positive change in the world.

Hence, I decided to merge my passion for creating a cleaner better environment and my craze for bags (who doesn't love bags) to start Sassy Eco Totes - a place where you can get your dream bag 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 on the world in terms of style and sustainable choices.

We're here to make your dream bag a reality. You choose the color, the size, the graphic that you would like to display and the hardware colors of your bags to make 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 for our future.

Cork fabric has some of the amazing qualities below.

  • Environmentally friendly and ecologically correct
  • 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. 

Here are some of our suppliers:

  • Cork supplier: Aussie Cork
  • Hardware supplier: Who Says Sew
  • Bag Interfacing: Chris W. Designs
  • Fabric Printing: Next State Printing

 

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.