Looking for a Beautifully Made Diaper Bag That Doesn’t Look Like a Diaper Bag? Introducing Öko Créations

The only thing I could never make my mind up on when I was pregnant and stocking up on baby stuff was which diaper bag to get. No joke…which pediatrician to go to, using cloth diapers and even choosing Sophia’s name was a breeze. But that diaper bag stuff was HARD! I even remember asking on a cloth diaper board if I needed a different or some sort of special bag to use with cloth diapers.

BTW, you don’t. Check this link out to see how easy it is to pack a diaper bag while using cloth diapers. It all fits, promise.

Thankfully, I had two amazing friends that ended up giving us diaper bags at my baby shower. One was a beautiful Vera Bradley and the other was a Coach diaper bag. Yes, I was a little spoiled. ;) I can tell you that this Öko Créations bag is even more special than either of those designer bags.

OKO cover

I received this bag for review, however all opinions expressed here are honest and true.

I’m not out in left field with my tastes, but I do like to be a little different than normal. Unique, quality handmade items really catch my eye.

I’m also not one to match my bags to my outfits. Although I can honestly say that I am a little jealous of those of you who do, it really does look so nice and well…fashionable. I just don’t have it in me. I have enough trouble remembering to put my ‘fancy’ yoga pants on when I go out.

That’s one reason I really like this Öko Créations diaper bag. The colors of these bags are chic yet neutral making them a perfect match for whatever you are wearing.

The way these bags are made is also unique. If you’ve been following All About Cloth Diapers you know I’m a big supporter of small business and made in the US and Canada products. These bags are made in Canada by a team of craftspeople led by sisters Mélanie and Marie-Noël. It’s a family affair: even their Mom plays an important role. Not your normal production environment. In the words of another Öko Créations product lover these bags are… “ethically, sustainably and lovingly made”.

The exterior is made from 95% hemp canvas, 5% organic cotton. Wearing eco-friendly stuff is so in now…I think…yup just Googled it…totally in now! lol. The interior is nylon. The whole bag is super easy to clean as any mess will pretty much wipe right off.

Bag Collage

There are two bottle pockets on the outside of the bag as well as a zippered front compartment (which is where my keys, chap stick and wallet go). Inside the bag are four generously sized storage compartments and the large main center area. I am a crammer and tend to loose things when a bag doesn’t have a zipper.  This bag’s zipper closure is nice because it keeps everything from escaping. There are two side straps that are still long enough to get over your shoulder as well as a long adjustable shoulder strap if you prefer to wear the bag lower. While they are nice to have, I’m just not a short strap kind of girl. I comfortably used the adjustable shoulder strap with no issues.

One really cool feature that this bag has are the detachable stroller straps. They are the perfect length to keep the bag and everything you need within reach when out and about.

Photo courtesy http://okocreations.ca/en.

Photo courtesy http://okocreations.ca/en.

I haven’t had to wash this bag yet, so I can’t say how it would stand up. However, as I said before, due to the nature of the material even the sloppiest mess could be cleaned with just a damp cloth.

I’ve crammed this bag so full that you’d think it would explode. Nope! This is made of quality stuff. The zipper is a sturdy industrial type with a nice big pull on it.

At $140, you might say this is on the spendy side. However, I want to note that it is really designer quality and handmade with natural and organic materials. The price is inline for what you are getting. More importantly, it doesn’t look like a diaper bag. So when your baby toting days are over you can easily still put this bag to good use.

My mother, in fact, has told me every time she sees me that she would just love a bag like mine. She keeps telling me that it would be perfect for hauling around her papers (you know, your to-do pile that travels with you). Yes mom, I hear you…you want the bag. Christmas is coming.

There are only two things I would change about the bag. One is that I wish the adjustable strap was either made of the same fabric as the bag (it’s matching black nylon) or it was slightly padded some how. Second, I wish it came with a changing pad. I use the pad out of one of my other bags. I’m not looking for anything fancy, just something that matches. Neither one of these things is a deal breaker for me.

I usually switch back to my black Coach Diaper bag for the winter. I’m not going to this year.  This Öko Créations Hemp Canvas Bag is classy, spacious and unique. I honestly get a lot of compliments about it.

The  Öko Créations Hemp Canvas Bag is available in two colors: Brown and turquoise or Black and geometric.

Photos courtesy http://okocreations.ca/en/product/hemp-diaper-bag/

Photos courtesy http://okocreations.ca/en/product/

If you are in Canada, please visit: http://okocreations.ca/en/product/hemp-denim-diaper-bag/ to order.

If you are in the US, please email:  info@okocreations.ca to order. Their site will be set up to handle US orders in 2015.

Öko Créations is generously sponsoring a beautiful changing pad for one lucky All About Cloth Diapers reader. Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good Luck!

Oko Changing pad

Winner chooses fabric.

This has ended. Congrats Audrey R.

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About Jennifer Reinhardt

Jenn is a WAHM to two beautiful little girls. Sophia (4.5 years old) and Norah (4 months). She closed her business, Curves, when she found out she was pregnant so she could stay home with her first daughter. Now Jenn spends her time spreading the love of fluff and sharing common sense answers that help to make cloth diapers easy for everyone.

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64 Responses to “Looking for a Beautifully Made Diaper Bag That Doesn’t Look Like a Diaper Bag? Introducing Öko Créations”

  1. Sandra Caballero Says:

    Love it

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  2. Amber Ludwig Says:

    Omgosh what a gorgeous bag!! I love the size and the prints/colors they choose!! Super cute!!

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  3. Andrea Geuther Says:

    Love everything! But especially the cd boosters!

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  4. Steph M Says:

    The bath poncho KILLS me with its cuteness.

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  5. Lee-Anna S Says:

    I love the diaper bags and the hemp baby wipes. :)

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  6. Melissa J. Says:

    I love the diaper bag and the elephant changing pad!

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  7. Tiffany Says:

    I want the diaper bag! I am desperate for a stylish bag that can go to work and carry diapers!

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  8. Sarh S Says:

    I would love to try their hemp baby wipes or even their beautiful baby blankets!

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  9. Michael I. Says:

    The hooded bath towels look nice.

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  10. Elena U. Says:

    Oh tough to single something out! Their mama cloth is really cool though…

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  11. Kim Moore Says:

    I would really like to try the hemp inserts as well as the reusable pads and the cute carriers that go with them!

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  12. Julia V Says:

    I really like the bibs, the designs are so cute and unique!

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  13. Stephanie Says:

    I would also love their blankets

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  14. Karen W Says:

    Oko Creation’s Green Hemp Canvas Diaper Bag is beautiful and looks really sturdy & functional. Of the Changing Pad prints I love the Mushrooms and Fox print, so cute!

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  15. Melissa F Says:

    I love everything! The prints are all so adorable. Product wise I like the change pads.

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  16. Kat Kerley Says:

    Love the diaper changing pad I. Enchanted forest!

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  17. Austin Baroudi Says:

    Love the Hooded bath Poncho!

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  18. jodi Armstrong Says:

    Love the hemp canvas diaper bag

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  19. Cassandra Rae Says:

    I love their cloth pads !

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  20. Kaitlin K. Says:

    I would have to say the carrying pouches… so cute and so much more discreet than a huge wet bag!

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  21. Cassi Says:

    Love the enchanted Forest changing pad!

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  22. Andrea Says:

    All their products look great- would love to try a bib or even one of their diaper bags

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  23. Joann Kernodle Says:

    I love the blankets

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  24. Rachel Says:

    I like the large organic cotton baby blanket.

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  25. Melissa C. Says:

    enchanted forest changing pad

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  26. mellisa patterson Says:

    I love all of the diaper bags!!!!

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  27. Dawn Wilson Says:

    I would love to try their Hemp inserts and wipes!!

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  28. Jessi H Says:

    The changing pads and cloth wipes are my favorite things! If I had to choose, though, I’d say the changing pads. :)

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  29. Jaime S Says:

    I love the Little Elephants changing pad. And the organic cotton wipes.

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  30. Judith Martinez Says:

    I’d really like to try the cloth pads.

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  31. Meredith Says:

    All of the Oko Creations products look gorgeous and functional! I would love anything they make but the hooded bath baby towel is something I need as well as love the design of on their site ;) Good luck everyone! Great giveaway, AACD!

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Thanks Meredith! Their stuff really is lovely. It’s well made and can easily stand up to the real world. I’m ordering another bag for my mom…don’t tell her though ;)

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  32. Ashley F Says:

    Their reusable pads looks great!

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  33. Christina H Says:

    I love the merino wool baby hat!

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  34. Lauren Says:

    What GORGEOUS fabric choices! I wouldn’t be able to choose. Except for the pink flowers, I love them all! Enchanted forest and magic world might be my favorites. :)

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  35. Elizabeth W. Says:

    I’m addicted to all things baby wipes. So I love any of their wipes!

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  36. Anne Sweden Says:

    The hemp baby wipes with colored stitching are really cute!

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  37. Erin W Says:

    I like the brown and turquoise diaper bag. Cute and roomy!

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  38. Kelly Sands Says:

    I love the big bin for little bellies. I always find that the ones I have just aren’t bug enough since we started solids :)

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  39. Jennifer Gaws Says:

    Diaper changing pad.

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  40. Breanne Says:

    I like the hooded bath towel. The kind found in all the baby stores is outgrown by 6 months but theirs seems extra large.

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  41. Jillian Says:

    I love the black diaper bag! I have been looking for months and still have not found the “perfect” diaper bag. Hopefully, this will be the one :)

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  42. Sarah L Says:

    The cloth diaper boosters look great! I love that they’re a mix of hemp and organic cotton. They have so many great products.

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  43. Dominica H. Says:

    I would like to try the mama cloth!

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  44. Jennifer Tillett Says:

    I love the elephant pattern on the changing pad, and the diaper bag looks great too!

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  45. kandace Says:

    Oh my yes! Baby girl is almost 9 months and I am still not happy…i am on my 5th bag. I am afraid she will be out of diapers before I find one!

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Hi Kandace! It really is an awesome bag. I so sturdy and spacious while stilling being fashionable and cute!

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  46. deann Says:

    These bags are fashionable. I don’t need one but I sure WANT one!

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  47. Nicole U Says:

    I like the Regular cloth pad. Beautiful and simple pattern. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  48. Mesha C. Says:

    I love the ADORE the Hooded baby bath towel.

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  49. Jennah Oshiro Says:

    The bibs are adorable

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  50. Amanda Alvarado Says:

    I like the Heavy Flow Pads!

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  51. Jennifer Folsom Says:

    I like that the diaper bag looks functional as well as it not looking like your average diaper. It looks big enough to even keep your wallet and essentials in and still organized.

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Absolutely Jennifer! I kept all my person stuff tucked into the front zippered pocket. The inside is easy to clean and also easy to organize with all the large pockets. I really am a big fan of this and the company.

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  52. Sara C Says:

    The hooded ponchos are beautiful! What a great selection of products!

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  53. Rebeccah Green Says:

    What a cute changing pad!

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  54. Monica Powell Says:

    I love the Merino wool baby mitts and the Hemp denim diaper bag

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  55. casey solsberry Says:

    I LOVE the brown and turquoise diaper bag!

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  56. Ashten Dawalt Says:

    ADORE THE Hooded bath Ponchos!!!!

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  57. Stacy Renee Says:

    I like the Black and Geometric Hemp canvas diaper bag! :)

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  58. Kelly Says:

    what a great gift Idea have a couple friends expecting.

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  59. Robin Says:

    I don’t think I have ever been first!

    The hooded bath poncho looks nice and cuddly!

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  60. Nrsoul713 Says:

    The little elephants pattern is cute!

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