As laptop bags go, this handmade joint from English Retreads is a solid utilitarian design, with everything you need to keep your on-the-go stuff safe and secure. Abundant pockets, magnetic closures (nice touch), and a padded shoulder strap make for a functional daily carrier, and since it's made from recycled PET and reclaimed inner tube rubber, the eco angle is fully covered.
Heather English, who founded English Retreads in Boulder, CO in 2002, is a veteran of the sustainable style thing.
"Each new design begins with the idea of striving to keep more waste out of the landfill by creating fashionable, yet sturdy items out of recycled materials," Heather says. "And by turning recycling into a bold fashion statement, it's a win-win situation for everyone.”