Inevitably, it happens. The zipper no longer zips, the handle no longer handles, and you find yourself needing new luggage. Traditional luggage contains some unfriendly materials, of which the most common is the toxic plastic, polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Happily, in an ever-greening world, there are luggage options that are both durable and eco-friendly.
Sativa Bags are made of organically grown hemp/cotton material. The line includes backpacks, duffel bags (or holdalls) and even a wheeler luggage case.
Ecolution produces a roomy hemp duffel bag that is waterproofed.
Heys USA Eco Case 3 Piece Luggage Set is made of 100 percent recycled plastic and comes with a 7 year warranty.
Patagonia recycles “soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers,” which are used to make both clothes and other products, including their sturdy Freewheeler gear bag, equipped with wheels and a retractable handle.
Finally, donít forget your local thrift store where you might find gently used luggage waiting for a new adventure.