English Retreads is probably one of the most innovative companies in the eco-conscious fashion world. Heather English started English Retreads in 2001 after she decided that if she wanted a sturdy yet fashionable, vegetarian bag, she would have to make it herself. Each bag is hand crafted using only vegan and recycled materials. Namely, rubber inner tubes. This makes every bag unique due to the different markings on each inner tube. English Retreads also offsets 100% of its carbon emissions from manufaturing, shipping, and even employee commutes!