Sustainable Bags & Accessories

We're committed to making the world better — and brighter, too! Find new eco-friendly favorites in Recycled Cotton and ReActive, our fabrications crafted with our future in mind.

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Sustainable Bags and Accessories

Vera Tote Bag

in Recycled Cotton

Campus Backpack

in Recycled Cotton
$60 $125
"We are always responding to our customers' passions and what we believe to be the right things to do in a changing world. Sustainability is so important to us, so we're constantly researching and innovating to provide the best possible options." Beatrice

Recycled Cotton

2021 marked our sustainable switch to recycled cotton! It's everything you know and love about classic cotton — the softness, the comfort, the vibrancy — now crafted with reclaimed fibers.

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By using recycled cotton, we're improving our water scarcity impact by 43% and global warming impact by 13%.   Measured using the Higg Materials Sustainability Index V3.1 developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

XL Campus Backpack

in Recycled Cotton

Large Travel Duffel Bag

in Recycled Cotton
$60 $120


In 2020, we introduced our ReActive Collection made from recycled plastic bottles. Sixteen bottles go into every yard of fabric! There are even more perks: these styles are lightweight, durable and water-repellent.

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Together we're saving 7.1 million plastic bottles and counting from going into oceans and landfills.

ThredUp with Us

Earn a Vera Bradley E-Gift Card (for that new sustainable style you've been eyeing) through our partnership with ThredUp. With our Clean Out Kits, it's easy to give old bags and accessories new life.

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Higg Index

Our Impact

As members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, we measure our impact with their Higg Index, a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of value chain sustainability. By working together, we believe we can solve the industry’s most urgent challenges.


We strive to be a responsible corporate citizen for the world — including our customers, associates, shareholders, retailers, and suppliers. Explore our Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report for more information.

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