As a new parent, at times life can feel like a patchwork of moments haphazardly sewn together, and Brazilian artist Gabi Goncalves captures this sentiment perfectly in one of parenting’s essential accouterments —  the diaper bag (for Maria Buzina). Much more environmentally smart than purchasing squares of material from fabric sellers, Ms. Goncalves uses recycled cottons and donated truck tarps to create a one-of-a-kind piece that is both fashionable and functional.

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These eco-chic bags are sewn and painted by hand, and they feature the standard compartments but are flexible enough to go from “diaper bag, to toddler tote, to general mom-everything-bag.” As a plus, each bag comes with the Maria Buzina insignia and a special ‘Thank you’ from the artist in Portuguese (with English translation).

+ Recycled Truck Tarp Diaper Bag $232