Feeling a little greener today? We’re lucky to finally live in a world where pretty much every day is Earth Day. Ha. Ok, that might be an idealistic exaggeration — but at least we live in a society where eco-friendly discussions aren’t limited to one day a year. Where being environmentally conscious is applauded, not mocked.
But let’s be honest, your pregnancy is still going to come first — Earth Day or no Earth Day. Luckily you can still do your part for the earth without taking your focus off the task at hand.
So while you’re out shopping for baby gear and mom-to-be necessities, keep these eco-friendly diaper bags in mind:
The Maria Buzina Recycled “Briage” Diaper Bag (hand-painted in Brazil by eco-artist Gabi Goncalves), is made completely from recycled materials. And because it’s designed to transition from diaper bag to mom tote, it’ll be used far longer than the traditional “diaper bag.” Each bag is individually painted and signed by the artist, giving you a piece of earth-friendly and functional art. (Earth Lover Shopping, $199)
These Maggie Bags Diaper Bags (which come in grey, brown and pink) are made from recycled seat belts! Lined with a waterproof interior and roomy organizational pockets, it’s as functional as it is eco-chic. (Maggie Bags, $155)
The Fleurville ReRun diaper bag is made from PVC-free, PET-recycled fabric. In fact, each bag keeping six plastic bottles from going to a landfill. And right now the Fleurville Hana Ogo Eco-Friendly Hobo Bag is on sale at Gilt.com, selling for $50 instead of the normal $89.
Dad can be eco-friendly too with the Diaper Dude Eco-Friendly Messenger II, made from recycled water bottles rewoven into a polyester fabric. Each Diaper Dude messenger bag is made with 25 plastic water bottles, which would otherwise sit in a landfill. To top it off, a portion of the $98 purchase is donated to Global Green USA.
Happy Earth Day, all! Read more Earth Day tips on being earth-friendly and stylish at the same time.