Short for eco-friendly bags, ecobags are a new fashion accessory trend borne out of the environmental concern for using less plastic shopping bags that are a major contributor to landfill dumping. They are re-usable, washable bags that can carry shopping items–from groceries to any other retail products. Typically, ecobags are made of cloth, hemp, canvass, string or recycled material. They are foldable and can fit into regular bags and unfolded when needed.