If you travel a lot as a job or hobby, you don’t have to be a makeup junkie to offer each of your makeup essentials and beauty products a proper place in your travel bag. A cosmetic travel bag can be a critical item for your makeup collection since the way you store and carry around your cosmetics can spell the difference between a hassle-free trip and a disaster. Just imagine what a nasty spill can do to your clothes and other praised personal belongings.
We know firsthand that a makeup travel bag is not just a whim, so we have rounded up a list of the best and most affordable cosmetic travel bags to help you choose only the right one(s) for your on-the-go beauty needs.
Backpacks are no longer exclusively an essential piece of hiking equipment. Many city dwellers now use backpacks to carry around their groceries, school supplies, work essentials, and gym clothes on a day-to-day basis. So, when it comes to a backpack, upkeep is of the essence to prolong its life. Yet, if it’s really dirty, you’ll need to pull out the big guns and thoroughly clean it. But knowing or not knowing how to clean a backpack can make the difference between a bag that shows its age and one that looks nice and new. So, here are our tips to take care of your backpack.
How to Clean a Hiking Backpack
Hiking equipment needs special care, as the materials, hardware, and special treatments applied onto the fabric may not fare well if regular cleaners and cleaning methods are involved.
When it comes to hiking backpacks and any delicate or expensive bags, we recommend always washing them by hand. Some backpacks may be too large for your washing machine or they might wrinkle inside the drier. Plus, always follow the instructions before getting down to business.
The most common (eco) canvas fabrics are (organic) cotton and linen, although historically speaking canvas used to be made of hemp. Canvas tote bags are usually produced of one of the first two materials. The beauty of canvas fabrics is that unlike single-use bags, canvas bags can be used countless of times and can carry around 5 times as much as conventional plastic bags.
They can be also cleaned if dirty or patched if torn and can be rendered as good as new. Also, they are decomposable and aren’t lingering hundreds of years in our landfills or oceans. This is why, canvas tote bags have been touted as a greener alternative to plastic grocery bags.
Yet, European experts have recently challenged this assumption. They believe that the carbon footprint and other hidden costs of canvas fabric production offset the obvious environmental benefits of canvas shopping bags.
A work tote bag should be roomy, sturdy and upscale-ish enough for the office to not scream cheap when you walk through that door every morning. Working women usually look for a bag that can carry them through work, impromptu shopping sessions, meeting with friends, gym, and everything the day might throw at them in between.
We have listened to several women and the essentials that they can go without during a workday and have compiled our own list of the must-haves that no industrious woman should leave home without. We want to keep things simple and practical so that you don’t overpack your carry-all and accidentally turn it into a so-called ‘black hole’ bag. That can immensely impact your productivity and peace of mind in the long run. So, here are our favorites.
Canvas bags are all the rage right now and for all the right reasons. They’re versatile, stylish, and eco-friendly. They can be valuable accessories you can personalize and style up and wear on all possible occasions. Depending on its design and pattern, a canvas bag can be a great accessory for casual outings, workdays, shopping trips, days in the park, or nights on the town.
However, it’s very important to know how to correctly clean a canvas bag so you can keep it as good as new for years. The truth is, all our canvas tote bags can take quite a beating. Canvas bags are quite vulnerable to daily wear and tear. We stuff them with groceries and goods that spill or leak, we put them on the floor or on the ground, we toss them in cars and in offices, and so on.
For all these reasons, canvas bags need proper, regular cleaning and maintenance. This is why today we’ll will learn together how to clean a canvas bag step by step. If you follow these cleaning steps, you’ll be able to keep your canvas bag in tip-top shape.
Upcycling is a progressively ample trend for the eco-conscious among us who want to lower their negative impact upon the environment. In our thrift age, turning old clothes or items into new ones brings together the best of both worlds of eco-friendliness and DIY creativity. Today, we will see a few ideas on how to make a tote bag out of clothes/pieces you already have, but you do not want to throw away or donate!
What is Upcycling?
We have talked about recycling and upcycling many times before – the latter meaning the transformation of something old/used into something new, functional, and beautiful.
Our lives are busy and sometimes overwhelming, leaving us little time to enjoy the smallest things in life – such as going out for a relaxed meal in the middle of the day. However, if you have your lunch at the office in front of the computer or together with your other colleagues in the lunch-designated area, why don’t you do it in style? For those who love packing their meals and bring them to work, we have the best list of cool lunch bags and lunch totes to consider!
Why Should You Get Cool Lunch Bags and Totes?
In the last years, we seem to carry our lunch in paper bags or plastic containers. It looks more comfortable to do it, somehow, although paper bags are vulnerable to damages (and uncomfortable), while plastic food trays and containers (despite their reusability) do not quite hit the mark when it comes to sustainability.
We have talked about the marketing and branding power of the event or corporate swag bag before, but today we will discuss matters from two different points of view. First, we will look at the things that make an event bag worth keeping and the rules you should follow to turn the mundane bags into memorable items. Secondly, we will offer you some goodie bag ideas for adults that your attendees will love and use long after the event ends. So let’s discuss gift bag-centered marketing and determine the ways you can improve your strategies!
Summer is going to be here soon, and we know you can’t wait to hit the beach! But are you ready to have some fun in the sun? Are you prepared? Today, we will share with you the ultimate checklist of beach bag essentials that you should gather this season for lovely, comfortable, and cool beach days, whether you plan a long summer vacation in a fancy resort or you get ready for amazing weekends with family and friends on your hometown’s shore!
In a world marked by growing concerns regarding the impact of the textile industry upon the environment, we cannot but research and find new solutions to an ancient problem: limiting the damages caused on all levels by the industrial processing of fabrics. We have mentioned eco-friendly fabrics before. We use some of them on a large scale – organic cotton comes to mind – while we know little about others. Let’s see today ten sustainable vegan fabrics that can reshape the textile industry and change the entire world of fashion as we know it!