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I can still remember looking for a stylish, eco-friendly laptop bag a few years ago and I swear even Google came back with “Sorry, that does not exist.” Fast forward to 2011 and eco-chic laptop cases are everywhere. And they’re great looking.
I realize that plenty of bags can double as a laptop bag, but considering how much I spent on my laptop, I want something that’s actually made to protect my investment as much as it protects the earth. So here are four cool eco-chic laptop bags that caught my eye.
Plaid Doctrine Eco Laptop Tote
The second I saw this gorgeous plaid laptop bag (above), I fell in love with the unique tote style and preppy pattern, which is printed on a cool fabric made from recycled water bottles. The compelling details include adjustable leather
straps and brass hardware, plus smart features like a pocket that allows you to slip it over your luggage handle. Which means this a versatile bag that you can carry all year long–something you’ll want to do if you’re spending this much on a bag.
Queen Bee Creations Trucker Bag
Handcrafted from PVC-free faux leather in Portland, the Queen Bee Trucker bag can actually work double duty as a simple laptop bag and a diaper bag. The the snap-closure divider ensures that your laptop is kept separate from all the other not-safe-near-the-computer items we moms tend to carry with us. Also fabulous: when you’re not carrying your laptop, you don’t need to switch bags; just grab the laptop pocket for your wallet, phone and keys.
Diaper Dude Eco Green Digi Laptop Bag
Don’t be fooled by the cute name; for those of you looking for a sturdy, sporty eco-friendly laptop bag, you’ll want to add a Diaper Dude bag to the top of your list. These dad-designed laptop bags are made of recycled PET material from 23 water bottles each. And they’re chock full of pockets and storage for everything from DVDs to pens, keys, and business cards. It’s a great option for couples that tag team on baby duty and want a bag they both feel good about carrying.
Amy Butler Harmony Laptop Tote
There’s just something about Amy Butler patterns that remind me of summer, and her Harmony laptop totes are no exception. Crafted from her gorgeous organic cotton fabric with beautiful leather handles, there really is something quite beautiful about a laptop bag that doesn’t look like one at all. Even if it does have a padded inner pocket to hold your netbook, laptop, or tablet. (Available at our affiliate Amazon.)