Our Top 23 Favourite Sustainable Wallets and Purses - Good On You
09 Nov

Our Top 23 Favourite Sustainable Wallets and Purses

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 23 of our favourite sustainable wallets and purses from brands that are doing their bit, all while looking fantastic.

A_C

Rated: Great
white Ahimsa Collective sustainable wallet with chain

HEIDI SLIMLINE WALLET – Ships internationally from Australia

The name says it all: elegant, sophisticated, and made from 100% cactus leather, the Heidi Slimline Wallet is the perfect going-out wallet. Born out of a love for design and a commitment to the Earth, A_C’s design principles are based on a circular economy, producing contemporary but timeless accessories. The Australian brand uses an amazing eco-fabric, cactus leather AKA Desserto Pelle. Its entire product range is vegan, and its use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production. Love!

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tentree

Rated: Good
sustainable wallet by tentree

Baron Bi-Fold Wallet – Ships internationally from Canada

tentree is a Canadian sustainable lifestyle brand that plants 10 trees for every item purchased. The certified B-Corp brand has already helped to remove tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that’s equal to 12,000 football fields). But its commitment to sustainability extends way beyond trees. Using recycled, organic, and circular fabrics, tentree cuts down on huge amounts of waste and water usage with every piece. We love it for its super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples that are available from XS to XL.

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Elvis & Kresse

Rated: Good
Red bifold ethical wallet by Elvis and Kresse

BILLFOLD WALLET in Red – Ships internationally from the UK

 

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.

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Shop Elvis & Kresse @ Brothers We Stand.

O My Bag

Rated: Good
Brown sustainable wallet by O My Bag

Sonny Wallet – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

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.

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Funky Kalakar

Rated: Good
Ectra green wallet from Funky Kalakar

Ectra Green Wallet – Ships internationally from India

100% handmade and PETA-approved vegan, the Ectra is the perfect sustainable wallet to help you stay organized with multiple slots for cards and even your phone. It is specially crafted from highly durable faux leather that is recyclable up to eight times!

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Shop Funky Kalakar.

Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
Small black circle wallet from Whimsy + Row

Baggu Circle Wallet in Black – Ships internationally from the US

Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern, sustainable woman. By limiting each garment 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.

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HYER GOODS

Rated: Good
red sticker wallet on the back of a phone

Leather Sticker Phone Wallet – Ships internationally from the US

HYER GOODS is an NY-based, leather goods label that curates hand-made products including handbags, wallets, and accessories. By upcycling “trash” it eliminates the massive energy footprint needed to cultivate land, livestock, crops and fertilizers, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. Less energy and less pollution mean fewer greenhouse gases. Convert your phone into a card wallet with this slim leather attachment that sticks right on to the back of your phone or phone case.

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Svala

Rated: Good
Sustainable cork wallet by Svala

Sara Chain Wallet Purse – Ships internationally from the US

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!

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Shop Svala.

GROUNDTRUTH

Rated: Good
grey wallet by groundtruth

RIKR Range Travel Wallet – Ships internationally from the UK

UK-based GROUNDTRUTH grew from 3 sisters’ shared belief in the power of collaboration, and their drive to protect people and nurture the planet. Together, they saw the opportunity to design problem-solving travel goods that drive positive change: reducing plastic pollution and improving people’s lives.

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BEEN London

Rated: Great
Rust colored sustainable wallet by BEEN London

Wilton Purse – Ships internationally from the UK

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.

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Shop BEEN London.

Parker Clay

Rated: Good
Navy ethical pouch by Parker Clay

Liya Pouch – Ships internationally from the US

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.

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NAE

Rated: Good

Mia Wallet – Ships internationally from Portugal

NAE is a Portuguese footwear, bags, and accessories brand using innovative materials to create goods with “No Animal Exploitation”. Its sustainable materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic, and even pineapple leaf fibre! Find most of the shoes in sizes 36 to 46.

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Shop NAE @ Staiy.

NOAH

Rated: Good
red ethical wallet by noah

Brenta Vegan Wallet – Ships internationally from Germany

NOAH creates cruelty-free and 100% vegan shoes and accessories. This German’s brand high-quality and long-lasting shoes are hand-crafted in Italy, using a small proportion of eco-friendly material. This vegan wallet is a timeless must-have.

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Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.

Elk

Rated: Good
Sustainable Elk wallet in navy

HANNA WALLET – Ships within Australia

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.

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Stella McCartney

Rated: Good
Stella McCartney ethical black wallet purse

Stella Logo Crossbody Wallet – Ships internationally from the UK

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.

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Shop Stella McCartney @ Luisa via Roma.

Shop Stella McCartney @ Farfetch.

Shop Stella McCartney Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

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Sandqvist

Rated: Good
Sandqvist small sustainable card holder in navy

Fred Card Holder – Ships internationally from Sweden

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.

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Shop Sandqvist.

Bolso

Rated: Good
Bolso leather small pouches

Baby Clam – Ships internationally from Guatemala

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.

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Shop Bolso.

Mila.Vert

Rated: Great
White sustainable pouch by Mila.Vert

Zipper Bag – Ships internationally from Slovenia

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!

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Shop Mila.Vert.

Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good
Vegan unisex cardholder in brown by Will's Vegan Store

Unisex Card Case – Ships internationally from the UK

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.

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Shop Will’s Vegan Store.

Graine

Rated: Good
Mauve ethical pouch by Graine

Rags to Richmond Clutch in Chocolate – Ships internationally from Australia

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.

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Shop Graine.

Gucci (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Pre-Owned Gucci Wallets – Ships internationally

Founded in 1921, Gucci is an Italian luxury fashion house that produces menswear, womenswear, as well as shoes, bags, and other accessories. The brand has good policies to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, but still uses exotic animal skin. The good news is that you can find many of Gucci's modern luxury pieces second hand!

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Shop Gucci Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Burberry (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Pre-Owned Burberry Wallets – Ships internationally

Burberry is a British luxury fashion house known for its timeless beige trench coats. The brand has good policies to monitor suppliers, but it still uses exotic animal products. Shopping Burberry second hand allows us to add items to our wardrobe without using additional resources in the manufacturing process, to keep clothes out of landfills, and to (re)discover Burberry's unique and special pieces along the way.

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Shop Burberry Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Calvin Klein (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
three second hand Calvin Klein wallets from Vestiaire Collective listings

Pre-Owned Calvin Klein Wallets – Ships internationally

Calvin Klein is an American brand which specialises in ready-to-wear underwear and accessories. The brand has made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but is not taking adequate steps to reduce textile waste in its supply chain. Buying Calvin Klein second hand allows you to keep clothes out of landfills and slow down the restless fast fashion cycle.

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Shop Calvin Klein Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

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.

Editor's note

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