Round, square, or asymmetrical, wallets can come in all different shapes and sizes. These organizational wonders are beautifully designed to meet all of your daily needs, acting as a catchall for makeup, coins, and everything in between. But finding the perfect wallet that meets all of your needs can be a challenge. For some, the costs of leather aren’t worth it, demonstrating the need for better, more sustainable alternatives. For others, durability and design take precedence. Regardless of your values, we’ve compiled a list of 15 of our favourite sustainable wallets and purses from brands that are doing their bit, all while looking fantastic.
Our Top 15 Favourite Sustainable Wallets and Purses
The name says it all: elegant, sophisticated, and made from 100% cactus leather, the Heidi Slimline Wallet is the perfect going-out wallet. A_C creates luxury accessories from vegan materials, including pineapple leaves which have been turned into the amazing eco-fabric Piñatex. Along with its eco-friendly materials, the brand also limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production. Love!
tentree is a lifestyle apparel company that plants ten trees for every item purchased! The Canadian brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. It uses renewable energy in its supply chain to reduce its climate impact, and has a size range of XS-XL.
If you’re looking to give materials a second life, now is your chance! Elvis & Kresse specially crafts accessories out of genuine British fire hose, which provides water resistance and incredible durability. Even better, all of the brand’s products are ethically handmade with 50% of profits going back to charities.
O My Bag merges style and a responsible approach, creating vintage inspired, rugged-chic bags made from eco-friendly, high quality materials. The Sonny Wallet comes in the brand’s Stromboli leather, which is supple, pliable, and exudes a relaxed look. Designed for everyday use and handcrafted in India, the Sonny wallet is sure to exceed expectations. Even better, the brand’s premium quality sustainable leather is tanned without the use of harmful chemicals and has no synthetic top finish. Although some with animal welfare front of mind may favour a vegan leather approach, O My Bag believes that eco-friendly leather is the way to go.
This LA-based brand makes truly affordable ethical fashion that looks great—a rare find indeed. By limiting each item to short runs, Whimsy + Row utilises deadstock fabric, reduces packaging waste, and takes care of precious water resources. Made from fine grain leather (so vegans should avoid) this circle wallet fits nicely in any bag for any time of year.
The Sara wallet purse is versatile and perfect for any event. This vegan wallet is great for daily use and doubles as a bag—just add the detachable chain strap. If leather isn’t your thing, look no further. This convertible wallet is handcrafted from premium cork from Portugal, which is biodegradable. Neat!
Made from 100% recycled leather, the Wilton Purse is the perfect minimalist coin purse for all kinds of coins and cards. BEEN London turns waste into timeless accessories you’ll want to use every day. All its products are made of materials that have been something else in a previous life, including recycled leather offcuts and plastic bottles.
In need of a little change? The Liya Pouch is the perfect fix with its rounded shape and suede feel. If you’re looking for something smaller, Parker Clay features simple, snap-style wallets that will last you years. This American based brand also works to better the lives and communities in Ethiopia by partnering with Ellilta Women at Risk program. Vegans note this, and a lot of the brand’s other bags and purses, are made with genuine leather.
The Hanna Wallet brings a modern take on a classic look. Crafted from cow leather which softens with age, this is a piece to keep forever. A pioneer of independent Australian design, Elk was founded in Melbourne in 2004. The brand creates bi-annual collections that are informed by a design ethos where simplicity and sustainability meet innovation.
Tired of constantly holding everything? Look no further. This vegan bag features a thick strap and is PVC and solvent free, featuring four card slots, three main pockets, and a built-in zipper coin purse. As always, Stella McCartney has been at the forefront of luxury design with non-leather materials as part of its cruelty-free ethos.
This card holder is crafted from full grain aniline-dyed Scandinavian leather certified by the Leather Working Group. Personalize your style and add some beautiful detail to your look with this high-quality leather card holder that will age beautifully over time. The brand uses organic cotton and recycled fabrics and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.
Akin to its mission to “problem solve,” this Bolso baby clam wallet will solve all of your daily needs, holding just the essentials. This Guatemalan brand features premium hand-crafted leather goods (so vegans steer clear) and 20% of its profits are directly invested into social and environmental projects for the communities where its products are made.
Mila.Vert is a European brand that prides itself in crafting sustainable contemporary classics. This faux suede beauty is multi-purpose and made from 100% recycled polyester. Use it to safely store your phone and keys or as a clutch for any function. It’s durable, lightweight, and vegan!
Will’s Vegan Store produces animal and human friendly women’s and men’s footwear and accessories at affordable prices. This unisex card case is no exception. Ethically made in Portugal under European Union Employment, Discrimination and Health & Safety Laws, this card case is timeless without ever forfeiting ethics.
Fun and quirky, this large circle clutch is sure to accompany you on many adventures. Made from textured Italian bovine leather, this beauty is sure to age well over the years. Graine uses as much of the leather hide as possible in all its designs which means you may find imperfections such as blemishes or natural markings on some products.
So, there you have it! A wonderful compilation of our favourite sustainable wallets and purses that will hopefully keep you organized and ready-to-go without ever sacrificing your morals or needs.
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