Paravel has just launched a mini version of its famous tote on the Internet

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We all know that most long-distance modes of travel, whether by plane, train or car, are not good for the environment. But there are also small, manageable ways to help tackle our carbon footprint without feeling totally guilty if we’re going to book travel – and that’s where the sustainable travel brand Paravel comes in.

Considering the amount of waste that can come from the travel industry (and travel bag production in general), Paravel is a revelation. The eco-conscious brand started with a collection of high-quality suitcases made from recycled plastics and other materials. It then branched out into softer bags like weekend bags, duffel bags and tote bags, as well as several interior organizers. And, now Paravel presents its latest version. The Small Cabana tote is an adorable, handbag-sized version of the brand’s best-selling Cabana tote. (You should know that the original Cabana Tote is a real travel bag famous on the Internet: more than 10,000 have been sold to date; there have been 2,500 people on the waiting list; it has sold seven times. Customers currently rated it as a solid Five out of Five stars.)

While the original tote is great for overnight getaways, this mini is perfectly suited for everyday use or as a work bag for commuters. In terms of sustainability, this is also the brand’s very first 100% Global Recycled Standard certified vegan leather bag.

Much like its larger-sized counterpart, the Small Cabana Tote is made from a lightweight, splash-proof canvas derived from 30 recycled plastic water bottles. (Wine and coffee can leave their stains elsewhere.) There are four cute colors to choose from, and you have the option of adding a monogram for a touch of personalization. New features exclusive to the small tote include a zipper to keep all your belongings secure and an adjustable and removable shoulder strap that lets you have your hands free as well as a fully vegan leather base and trim. Plus, we always love a lovely BCBG moment, especially with the striped accents.

As the world slowly opens up, this ethically crafted little Cabana tote under $ 200 comes at a particularly auspicious time ahead of vacation travel and gifting season. Or, if you are just in the mood for a new everyday handbag, this one will surely make you arrive in style no matter where you are going.

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