All of Rothy's sustainable flats are crafted from environmentally friendly materials, like recycled plastic bottles. The shoes are made using a knitting process in which the single continuous yarn is derived from recycled plastic water bottles and marine plastic. Rothy’s latest brand expansion is another sustainable staple: an eco-friendly handbag collection.
Rothy’s recently unearthed a collection of handbags and accessories made from recycled plastic waste that was, quite literally, fished out of the ocean. The handbags are made from the same knit material and knitting process as the footwear. However, the sustainably knit material for these bags is a blend of its post-consumer single-use plastic water recycled bottle yarn and recycled plastic collected within 30 miles of coastlines. The ocean plastic, including plastic water bottles, is then recycled similar to other plastic products. The only difference is that the plastic extracted from the seawater in the ocean weakens the plastic, allowing it to be used to make these trendy and environmentally friendly handbags.
When it came to designing the bags, Rothy’s was adamant about giving the purses the same style and quality as their fashionable women's shoes. Like their signature footwear, the handbags (priced from $65 to $350) are machine-washable and made using sustainable practices. Whenever your handbag is in need of a cleaning, just simply drop it into your washing machine to make it just like new!
The sustainable appeal of Rothy's machine-washable shoes (whose prices range from $125 to $165) now includes 15 styles of handbags with shades like Light Lime and Bright Poppy to add a pop of color to your wardrobe. The handbags and small pouches come in an identical color palette as Rothy’s shoes. And many of the handbags have the Rothy’s brand signature stripe, so you can match your new purse to your shoes if you are so inclined.
Below, check out some of the new Rothy's handbag and accessory line featuring six stylish silhouettes below!
The Essential Tote is the largest handbag in this collection and a spacious carryall meant to be slung over your shoulder. The Essential Tote comes in eight colors, including Slate Camo, Midnight Navy and Desert Sand.
This structured handbag will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe. Featuring a classic top handle and a removable shoulder strap, it's the perfect accessory for any occasion. The handbag comes in four colors, including Charcoal Grey and Sage Green.
The Rothy's Essential Pouch slips perfectly into the Essential Tote. You could also carry this stylish pouch on its own while you are on the go. The Essential Pouch comes in seven vibrant colors, including Light Lime and Sage Green.
The Rothy's Large Catchall is a place to keep everything you hold sacred: credit cards, business cards, charging cables, cosmetics and whatever else you need on the regular. This large rectangular box can double as a wallet and be kept in one of your Rothy's purses. This box comes in three colors, including Dove Grey and Bright Poppy.
The Rothy's Mid Catchall holds everything you need to keep in a separate compartment in your purse or weekend bag. This medium-size rectangular box can also serve as a change purse for stashing money, credit cards, change and jewelry. It comes in three colors, including Bright Poppy and Slate Camo.