Pick of the Day: Zink Mini Boxcar Vegan Bag

A travel-friendly bag that’s perfect for animal and charity supporters.

What Is It: Zink’s Mini Boxcar vegan bag.

Why It’s Smart:

• Made from 100 percent vegan, 100 percent ethically made materials

• 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of each bag goes to charity (the beneficiary depends on which color you choose—for example, the blush pink bag will donate to a breast cancer care center, the sky blue bag will go towards Austin Speech labs, etc.)

• Well-crafted with solid brass hardware

• Fully lined in natural canvas

• Hidden magnet flap keeps the bag closed and secure

• Detachable crossbody strap lets this bag be worn in two ways

• Classic style

Where to Buy: Available on ZinkEveryday.com.

(Photo: Zink)

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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