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13 Fun & Functional Eco-Friendly Bags

Posted By Kate Degen

An easy and fun way to be a little greener? Reusable bags! Swapping out paper or plastic for eco-friendly totes will help you do a small part in taking better care of the environment. And if you ask us, totes are a great way to show off your personal style, too. At Custom Ink, we have a ton of canvas bags and reusable totes to choose from. Whether you’re looking for classic canvas or recycled materials, we have all kinds of bags that are perfect for carrying groceries, yoga gear, wine, or work supplies. Below are some of our favorite bags to customize—and some of our favorite tote designs!

13 Fun & Functional Eco-Friendly Bags

  1. Medium Midweight 100% Cotton Canvas Tote
  2. For the most classic of totes, our Medium Midweight 100% Cotton Canvas Tote is a top pick. It has a heavier weight for a truly all‑purpose grocery bag, gym tote, or giveaway item. It comes in 10 classic colors and is the perfect backdrop for a simple logo or fun design. We love these for everyday use or to customize as wedding welcome bags for all your guests!

  3. Medium Gusseted Midweight 100% Cotton Canvas Tote
  4. Heavy packer? No problem! Our Medium Gusseted Midweight 100% Cotton Canvas Tote opens wide so it can hold more of your necessities. We love this bag for toting around larger items, for that big grocery haul, or for when running to the store for one little thing turns into a shopathon.

  5. Large Natural Gusseted 100% Cotton Canvas Tote
  6. Keep calm and carry—everything!—with this Large Natural Gusseted 100% Cotton Canvas Tote. With longer length handles and a gusseted bottom, this natural-colored tote is perfect for beach days or commuting. Leave it in your car for carrying in purchases or customize it for gifting to new employees at your company.

  7. Contrast Foldaway Shopper
  8. Our Contrast Foldaway Shopper is so easy to pack and bring along, you’ll never be left without a bag again! A tote that folds into a small pouch with a drawstring, it’s a no brainer to throw this in your pocket, car, or suitcase just in case. And we love the fun colors like Peony Pink and Tangerine!

  9. Small Laminated Shopper Tote
  10. Need to carry around a few small things and want to do it in style? Look no further than our Small Laminated Shopper Tote. The material is water-resistant and wipes clean, making it perfect for packing up a small lunch or snacks for the park! It folds up like a dream and comes in black, white, red, and blue. These are great promo bags for your upcoming trade show, or personalize them for your store as shopping bags—your customers will love reusing them again and again.

  11. Large Laminated Shopper Tote
  12. Love the laminated look for your grocery trip? Customize our Large Laminated Recycled Shopper Tote for a stylish and easy-to-clean bag. Not only is this tote reusable, but it’s made from 100% recycled fabric—now that’s eco-friendly! Pick from natural brown or blue for your tote, both of which come with fun side panel designs.

  13. Hercules Grocery Tote
  14. The hero of totes, if you will, we love the Hercules Grocery Tote for all your carrying needs! You’ve probably owned a tote like this before and for good reason—it’s classic, durable, and never goes out of style. It comes in nine vibrant colors that make shopping that much more fun! Personalize these to give away at your next trade show or for your girls weekend.

  15. KOOZIE® Zippered Insulated Grocery Tote
  16. For those warmer shopping days or for when you’re stocking up on ice cream (don’t worry, we do it too!) the KOOZIE® Zippered Insulated Grocery Tote is the bag for you. With a top zipper, thermal lining, and supportive bottom, this tote won’t let that Rocky Road melt. We also love this tote for outdoor picnics or to haul some snacks for the big sports game!

  17. Large Mallard Zippered Tote
  18. If you’re carrying around the Large Mallard Zippered Tote, your tote game is strong. This retail-quality bag with a front pocket and zippered closure looks good on the go—and did we mention the leather-like brass buckle closure? Swoon! Take this tote to the beach or on your next camping trip, it’s the perfect balance of classic and functional.

  19. Medium 100% Cotton Boat Tote
  20. Who doesn’t love a boat tote? We sure do! You’ll be “aboard” once you see your custom Medium 100% Cotton Boat Tote. It’s tough, durable, and perfect for outdoor activities. The open front pocket is perfect for storing smaller items and the contrast handles give it a unique but timeless look. These are perfect for your summer sports team, company picnic, or family reunion!

  21. Medium Nautical Stripe 100% Cotton Tote
  22. Nautical stripes are so in—and they’re so on this Medium Nautical Stripe 100% Cotton Tote. This bag is built to last and is super sophisticated with its sleek stripes. The rope handles are the perfect preppy accent and the open main compartment makes it easy to haul all your groceries, gym gear, or day trip goodies.

  23. Large Multi-Pocket Zippered Tote
  24. What else is there to say about our Large Multi-Pocket Zippered Tote? It haaaaas pockets! The mesh side pockets and ample storage space make this the perfect tote for everything—groceries, a change of clothes, or bringing your kid’s necessities to the park. We love it in the vibrant Apple Green or Turquoise!

  25. Recycled Material Totes
  26. Go even greener with totes made from recycled materials! Our Large Recycled Poly Zippered Tote and Basic 50% Recycled Poly Tote have the same great classic tote style as our other products but are both made from recycled fabric. Perfect for your next business conference or for shopping trips, these totes come in tons of vibrant colors and help you do a little extra in caring for the environment.

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