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05 Jan

Our Favourite More Sustainable Wallets and Purses

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Looking for more sustainable wallets and purses? We’ve compiled a list of our favourite wallets and purses from brands that are doing their bit, all while looking fantastic.

More responsible wallets from top-rated brands

Round, square, or asymmetrical, wallets can come in all different shapes and sizes. These organisational 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 our favourite more sustainable wallets and purses from brands that are doing their bit, all while looking fantastic.

Elvis & Kresse

Rated: Good
Red bifold ethical wallet by Elvis and Kresse

Billfold Wallet – Ships internationally from the UK


If you’re looking to give materials a second life, now is your chance. Elvis & Kresse specially crafts accessories—including this beautiful wallet—out of genuine British fire hose, which provides water resistance and incredible durability. Even better, all of the brand’s products are responsibly handmade with 50% of profits going back to charities.

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Shop Elvis & Kresse @ Brothers We Stand.

Shop Elvis & Kresse.

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 responsible, 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 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 responsibly-produced leather is the way to go.

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Shop O My Bag.


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 with premium cork from Portugal, which is designed to be biodegradable.

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Shop Svala.


Rated: Good

Mia Wallet – Ships internationally from Portugal

If you’re looking for a timeless wallet then check out NAE’s Mia Wallet. NAE is a Portuguese footwear, bags, and accessories brand using innovative materials to create goods with “No Animal Exploitation”. Its lower-impact materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic, and even pineapple leaf fibre.

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Shop NAE.

Shop NAE @ Urbankissed.


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 handmade products including handbags, wallets, and accessories. By upcycling “trash”, it eliminates the massive energy footprint needed to cultivate land, livestock, crops, and fertilisers, 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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BEEN London

Rated: Good
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.

Shop BEEN London @ Cerqular.


Rated: Good
Someone wearing upcycled wallet by TORRAIN.

Robins Nesting Set – Ships internationally from the US

Unique and practical, the Robin Nesting Set is the perfect everyday, travel companion featuring three pouches, each with a handy wrist strap. US-based TORRAIN creates upcycled bags designed with travel and adventure in mind. The brand reuses feedbags, which are durable, lightweight, water-resistant, and colourful, the perfect material to upcycle into products for travel and outdoor adventure, keeping them out of landfills.

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Raven + Lily

Rated: Good

Mara Pouch – Ships internationally from the US

Raven + Lily supports local female artisans to create handmade jewellery, bags, and homewares. This US brand’s products are more sustainable and empower communities through fair wages, healthcare, and education. Our editors love the Mara Pouch‘s understated and minimal elegance that honours the quality of a more sustainably-sourced leather.

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Shop Raven + Lily.

Shop Raven + Lily @ Cerqular.


Rated: It's A Start
interior of wallet by Up-fuse

Small Wallet in Broccoli – Ships internationally from Egypt

Up-Fuse is a Cairo-based social enterprise that promotes a conscious lifestyle. Believing “one’s trash is another’s fabric”, the brand works with Syrian, Ethiopian, and Sudanese female refugees in Egypt to create its unique products. Made from recycled plastic bags, this nifty and compact wallet packs eight card slots and a handy zipper for any of your other bits and bobs.

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Shop Up-Fuse.

Parker Clay

Rated: Good
A small red leather pouch by Parker Clay.

Mulu Pouch – Ships internationally from the US

In need of a little change? The Mulu Pouch is the perfect fix with its rounded shape. If you’re looking for something even 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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Shop Parker Clay.


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 goods are hand-crafted in Italy, using a small proportion of lower-impact material. This vegan wallet is a timeless must-have.

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Shop NOAH.

Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.


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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Shop Elk.

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 purse 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 @ LVRSustainable.

Shop Stella McCartney Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Stella McCartney.


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. Personalise 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.

Shop Sandqvist Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

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. More ethically made in Portugal under European Union Employment, Discrimination and Health & Safety Laws, this card case is timeless without forfeiting ethics.

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Shop Will’s Vegan Store.

Shop Will’s Vegan Store @ Immaculate Vegan.

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 @ 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.

Editor's note

Feature image via O My Bag, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world's most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet, and animals. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands. We love to recommend some of the best sustainable brands, rated "Good" or "Great". We also encourage shopping pre-owned as another great way to reduce the impact of our fashion choices.

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