A few years ago, we all thought fanny packs (or bum bags, hip bags, belt bags… you get the gist) were this nightmarish and touristy accessory of the past. Despite being so useful for keeping all your belongings within reach, they are one of the world’s most polarising trends (who knew bum bags had such a fascinating history?), and yet, they’re everywhere nowadays. From fast fashion shelves to haute couture runways, fanny packs have been revamped to fit the 21st century modern trends. But not all fanny packs are created equal—or sustainable and ethical.
So step aside, horrible old multi-coloured nylon fanny packs and unethical bum bags, ‘cause we’re here to show you 9 cute, classy, trendy, but most importantly, conscious alternatives!