Nothing completes your look like a great everyday bag. The perfect staple in every woman's wardrobe - the Crossbody Bag. What is the appeal of the crossbody bag, I hear you ask. You've seen it around and have probably wondered, should I own one? The answer is a resounding YES!

The appeal lies in its versatility, ability for you to go hands free and it suits our go, go, go lifestyles. For me, it's the perfect combination of function and style that holds the most appeal.

The crossbody bag is designed with convenience and a hands-free experience in mind. Most styles come with functional pockets in the interior and or exterior. 

As many of us are returning to offices with commutes on trains and buses, this is the perfect style of bag to allow you to move about the day with total ease. This bag is genius as it forces you to lighten the load. Too often have I witnessed gigantic totes being carried around as though we are unable to leave anything at home for the fear of not being prepared.

The cross body bag is comfortable to carry, is typically worn across the body rather than just over one shoulder although, this option is also available to you. It distributes the weight of the bag on both sides of the body preventing shoulder strain and it's the perfect bag for travelling as well. They can easily be swung around the front allowing you to easily access the contents without having to remove the bag.

How to wear the Crossbody Bag

The most important feature of a crossbody bag is the strap, in particular the length of it. If it is too short or too long, it can be inconvenient, uncomfortable and unflattering to your body shape.

Ideally, you'd want to choose a crossbody bag that has adjustable straps because let's face it - we all come in many different shapes and sizes and not one strap length is going to suit us all.

The bag length should sit on or just under your hip.

You can wear it on the front or move it more to the side or back, depending on where you find it most comfortable and of course what outfit you're wearing.

Benefits of a Crossbody Bag

I've spoken about some of the benefits above but it's worth mentioning again in this concise list:

  • Hands-free. This design allows you to have your hands completely free which is one of the biggest appeals of this style of bag. There are times that having a bag on your shoulder or arm is not practical. This style of wearing gives you a lot of freedom that more traditional pieces will not do.

  • Slip free. Another advantage of a great design. This won't keep slipping off your shoulder requiring you to keep readjusting.

  • Reduces strain. Most of the tote bags we carry around today are often too heavy and places strain on our necks, shoulders and back. In addition, they impact our posture as they are carried on one side of our body.

  • Customisable. They can be worn on the front, side or back and their length can be adjusted to suit your needs.

  • Versatile. What I mean by this is that you can take it from day to night, from cafe to dinner. They suit most outfits and are on trend. There are many styles to choose from

  • Price. Although price points can vary, most often crossbody bags are more affordable and because of their versatility, you're able to splurge on one as you don't need to buy multiple bags.

Karuna Dawn's Vegan Crossbody Bag

Our very own crossbody bag is one of our best sellers and it's a staple in my wardrobe. I find it very easy to grab and go and even being a shorter frame, the adjustable straps help me to ensure it sits perfectly on my body.

It's made out of 100% up-cycled denim which means, each purchase, has just saved garments from going to landfill.

They are made by our ethical production partner in India who has a focus on Zero Waste.

Beautifully handmade, these bags offer employment and opportunity to marginalised women, allowing them to be trained in the art of stitching and once perfected, they are able to work from home which provides them the ability to attend to their families whilst also earning a living wage income.

Your choice has Power

Whatever style of crossbody bag you choose, vote with your wallet. Choose ethically made, sustainable and compassionate products. Choose brands that have social impact and social inclusion at the heart of their business ethos.

Your choice today can help to shape someone else's tomorrow