Photography Courtesy of WANT Les Essentials

These Utilitarian Fanny Packs are Made From Recycled Plastic Waste

WANT Les Essentials, founded by Montreal-born twins Byron and Dexter Peart, have attracted a cult following for their simple yet super luxe bags since the brand’s debut in 2007. Their latest collection is as covetable as ever but for a different reason: it’s made entirely from recycled plastics.

The fabric, called Econyl, saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil and 57,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions for every 10,000 tonnes of fabric that are produced. An added bonus: the bags also totally resemble the cute-as-hell classic Prada nylon bags from the ’90s.

Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber, WANT Les Essentiels’ CEOs, explained that the collection is intentionally being offered at an inclusive price point: “We really wanted to make the collection very accessible and allow the consumer to participate in reducing the environmental footprint.”

Photograph courtesy of WANT Les Essentiels


The collection, which ranges from $195 to $450,  includes a multipurpose travel backpack, a super sleek fanny pack and a crossbody bag. Shop the collection below.