8 New Everyday Carry Accessories Designed to Last + Sustainable (Gifts for Her & Him)

Curated kit of the best everyday carry accessories designed to last: minimalist wallets, gadget cases made of sustainable materials, eco friendly backpacks. Curated kit of the best everyday carry accessories designed to last: minimalist wallets, gadget cases made of sustainable materials, eco friendly backpacks.

Kit by: Jake Madoff
Co-Founder | Agreeable & Co.

We all carry stuff with us / on our person. This kit offers a few everyday carry essentials — like wallets, backpacks, and laptop/iPhone cases — with a minimalist and sustainable twist.

Too much of what is made today is designed for obsolescence. It’s build to become obsolete, to break down in some way, making us buy and spend more. This form of consumption is not only crazy, it’s damaging. When we buy cheap goods, we end wasting money in the long run, having to buy more and more of that good to replace it. Moreover, we end up producing quite a bit of material waste — that most likely ends up polluting landfills.

The products in this kit are meant to respond to this form of consumption. These products are designed to last, built with quality, long lasting materials. In addition to quality design, many of the products I selected are made with sustainable materials, by environmentally conscious brands.

I bet you’ll find something in here you want and could use. In my opinion, these products also make for awesome gifts. I mean, I’d want them as gifts.

8 New Everyday Carry Accessories Designed to Last + Sustainable (for her & him)

great gifts for those who care about efficiency, design & sustainability

100% High Quality Eco Felt Laptop Sleeve / Notebook Computer Pouch Made of Sustainable Materials (Recycled Plastic & Plant Waste)
By: Hairy & Hairy

Why I Like This

If you’re like me, you’re rather conscious about protecting your laptop and tablets. I went for a while without using a case…but then I learned the hard way that sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry. To protect your tech, I recommend this case by Hairy & Hairy. In addition to having a sleek, minimalist design, it’s made with a durable eco felt: a sustainable material made out of recycled plastic bottles (PET) and plant waste.

Minimalist, 100% Polyester & Vegan Leather Card Holder
By: Herschel Supply Co.

Why I Like This

I tend not to carry paper money on me much anymore, now with so many digital mediums available…not to mention just paying with a credit or debit card. This card case by Herschel Supply Co. has a minimalist, simple design and is made to last, constructed with 100% polyester. I couldn’t find much on their company website with respect to sustainability, but I wanted to include this product simply because of how useful and well designed it is. It’s also great for organizing.

Handmade, Eco Friendly, Vegan Leather Women’s Wallet / Clutch Purse Made of Sustainably Sourced Cork
By: GrowFromNature

Why I Like This

All hail cork! Cork is awesome. That’s my opinion. However, saying cork is an incredibly useful and sustainable material is a fact. Cork is derived from the bark of the cork tree. In harvesting cork, you’re able to preserve the body of cork tree, allowing it to carry out its ecological function. It’s a relatively sustainable method of sourcing. Cork is also biodegradable and a great, durable & high quality alternative to leather (hence the term, ‘vegan leather’). There’s an abundance of cork trees and manufacturing in Portugal, which is where this artisan is based.

This clutch purse has compartments for cards, bills, IDs and more, and features a zip-up pouch on the back and a snap button for quick accessibility. If you’re wondering if it’s waterproof — yes, it is. It’s finished with a protective spray that makes it waterproof.

Handmade, Eco Friendly, Vegan Leather Men’s Wallet Made of Sustainably Sourced Cork
By: GrowFromNature

Why I Like This

This is another accessory by GrowFromNature. This is the male equivalent to the female wallet / clutch above. It’s made with the same, sustainable cork material, finishing spray, and crafted by artisans in Portugal. This wallet is lightweight, designed with a minimalist aesthetic and features multiple spaces for cards and bills.

Insulated, Triple Walled Stainless Steel Water Bottle – Non­toxic, Non­-Leaching, Phthalate & BPA Free & Ethically Sourced
By: S’well

Why I Like This

S’well is one of my favorite reusable water bottle companies — and there’s a lot that have popped up in recent years, due to the money-saving and sustainable nature of owning one. Another one of my favorites is Hydro Flask (if you’re not a fan of this S’well bottle, check out Hydro Flask, here). S’well bottles are made of BPA free stainless steel, and they’re triple-walled, so they don’t sweat. Personally, I’m a big fan of their design. It’s also important to note that S’well, as a company, has a significant give back program and has donated upwards of $200,000 to UNICEF.

Minimalist, Reversible Square Backpack / Tote Bag, Organic Cotton with Backpack Straps – Made by a Sustainable & Socially Responsible Brand
By: Pack Lite Co.

Why I Like This

I don’t know about you, but in my experience, it’s been incredibly hard to find a modern, stylish and minimalist backpack / shoulder bag that’s not made of leather. There are a ton of beautiful leather backpacks out there, but not many non leather one’s…especially not one’s made of organic cotton!

I was very happy to find Pack Lite. They make backpacks out of ethically sourced, organic cotton. As a company, they’re committed to environmentally and socially responsible efforts, ranging from using recycled fabrics to rejecting unfair labor practices. Click through to read about this bag if you like the design, and visit their ‘About’ page if you want to learn more about them and their mission.

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband
By: Fitbit

Why I Like This

Perhaps you already own a FitBit, but if you don’t, I highly recommend getting one. This little wristband gadget does quite a bit, and is perfect for anyone who likes to keep track of their active lifestyle. I, however, couldn’t find any company-level data on their sustainability efforts. If anyone has found something, I’d love to know in the comments.

Slim, Eco Leather iPhone 6/6s Wallet Case & Card Holder
By: HUSKK

Why I Like This

For my last item in this kit, I wanted to hit home on the theme of everyday carry…and what do we all carry more than our precious phones. As an alternative to the wallet and card holder above (if you weren’t so into those), this is a super streamlined way of carrying what you need. This accessory doubles as an iPhone case and is designed to carry just your essentials. If you’re into being super efficient in terms of what you carry on your person, perhaps you’ll like this selection.

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Hey people! My name is Jake. I’m the Co-Founder of Agreeable & Co. I’m an Environmentalist, Social Entrepreneur, Writer and Developer. Besides making people- and planet-friendly products more accessible through Agreeable & Co., I run an online research guide for sustainable, ethical, and healthy products, called Greener Square (which is slowly transitioning to Agreeable & Co.); and helped to start an award-winning trade and barter app, called TradeMade, that measures and tracks one’s carbon footprint. I also recently graduated from New York University, where I studied corporate sustainability, environmental ethics, and ecological science. In a word, conscious consumption and overall healthy, low-impact living is my jam. I also like jam.

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8 New Everyday Carry Accessories Designed to Last + Sustainable (Gifts for Her & Him)

Curated kit of the best everyday carry accessories designed to last: minimalist wallets, gadget cases made of sustainable materials, eco friendly backpacks. Curated kit of the best everyday carry accessories designed to last: minimalist wallets, gadget cases made of sustainable materials, eco friendly backpacks.

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