Rebecca from Scarlett Vegan Bags: What's in my Ethical Handbag?

In the second of our series which peeks into the handbags of our favourite ethical fashionistas from around the globe, we'd like you to meet a fellow Melbournian vegan who not only works as a photographer, but manages to find time to be an incredible mum (including throwing vegan children's parties!) AND run Scarlett Vegan Bags.

If you are also curious to discover what a handbag designer carries in her own bag, let's take a look.

Over to you, Rebecca.... 

Rebecca Hughes' Instagram account documents her busy life by the bay in Melbourne, with a young family, a busy photography practice and running Scarlett Vegan Bags. 

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Rebecca Hughes:
What's in my Ethical Handbag?

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The Handbag: 

The handbag itself (1) is an Urban Originals tote, stolen from my own stock of course! It is a good size for the days I need to be organised. It is also handy for that last minute shop of essentials. 

purse & phone:

The purse (2) is another Urban Originals find. The zip closure keeps the contents safe and even fits the large iPhone! (3). 

keep cup:

I don't drink a lot of coffee these days, but if I need a coffee on the run I always use my KeepCup (4). This is such an easy (and classy) way to reduce landfill! 

bamboo tissues:

All my household paper products are recycled/bamboo: copy paper, loo roll, kitchen roll... the mindless destruction of established forest habitat, as is happening right here in Victoria, is shameful and I am happy to commit wholeheartedly to the recycled versions. If I buy those little packs of tissues (usually a luxury for travelling!) I buy the No Issues Tissues (5) - made from bamboo. (still a 'tree' - but well managed and fast growing!)


The enormous headphones (6): I am more than a little obsessed with podcasts on plant based nutrition right now! I usually listen whilst walking but also sometimes on public transport etc.

refillable water bottle:

I bought this reusable water bottle (7) years ago and miraculously never lost it. I refuse to by bottled water - I take my own or I go thirsty. Another of my attempts to live waste free.

shopping bag:

My handy fold-up reusable shopping bag (8) - I try not to leave home without it.

If I'm organised enough to take a little make up with me I put it in this zipper pouch (9) I made myself :)

Thanks for sharing what you carry in your bag Rebecca!

We love following her instagram because it's such a "real life" account
and is refreshingly honest, filled with everyday adventures of
living a vegan and minimised-waste lifestyle as a busy young family in Melbourne. 

You can follow Rebecca's adventures :  Instagram / Facebook / Pinterest / Blog

And of course, to see and purchase her curated selection,
as well as her own designs, of vegan friendly totes,
backpacks & cross body bags, jump to Rebecca's website:

In case you missed it,
our first post in this series featured Liv Lundelius
Sydney-based cruelty-free makeup artist with a passion
for holistic beauty and wellness,
getting creative, and seeking out beauty in everyday life.