We're living in uncertain times right now as novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 spreads rapidly throughout our country and our world and many of us are facing weeks of self-isolation. I myself have re-located from NYC to my parents home on Long Island as the city prepares for a possible shelter in place. I'm following self-quarantining rules as we all should be, though I will need to replenish prescriptions and groceries soon.
Last Sunday I went to the grocery store for the final time and purposefully left my handbag at home, leaving with my credit card, keys and phone only. All of which I was able to clean with a lysol wipe when I returned home. At this time, information on how long COVID-19 lives on surfaces and different materials is constantly changing. We're working on a longer, well-researched piece on how to best sanitize our precious bags, but until then we've found 3 brands that offer 100% machine washable bags. These bags are perfect to use now and beyond. Any brands we missed? Leave us a comment and let us know!
Rothy's was founded on the premise of creating stylish products that customers adore all the while focusing on sustainability. First founded as a shoe brand, Rothy's recently introduced a line of bags that are knit from 100% recycled materials. Rothy's signature is thread that is spun from recycled water bottles. As added bonus, every Rothy's bag is 100% machine washable.
BAGGU was founded in 2007 with a very simple nylon sack bag. Now, over ten years later BAGGU's assortment includes handbags, and pouches that are simplistic, functional and stylish. While not all BAGGU products are machine washable, according to BAGGU's website, recycled ripstop nylon and heavyweight nylon products may be machine washed. Additionally, canvas BAGGU bags are machine washable, with the exception of bags with hardware.
Sara Naghedi's namesake label was founded with the premise of creating sustainable and ethically sourced bags that are also stylish and affordable. Naghedi handbags emerged as an accessible, casual counterpart to Sara Naghedi's main luxury label, Deux Lux. Naghedi bags are crafted from durable neoprene, and each Naghedi bag is made from a unique process of folded, woven Neoprene, making the bags extremely durable. Additionally, the bags are wrinkle, mildew, and abrasion resistant. We reached out to the brand to discuss washing, and a rep for the brand explained that nearly all of the St. Barths totes are machine washable on a delicate cycle (don't forget to line dry!).