These quality vegan wallets are all made with kinder and more eco-friendly alternatives to leather. It’s not true that leather is a by-product of the meat industry. It’s usually a separate industry with high pollution rates for tanning – and most items are made in countries with little or no animal welfare laws (even the designer brands).
Although we are not quite there with ‘biodegradable vegan leather’, things are getting better – Mirum is an new greener plant-based leather that is coming onto the market. If you are on a budget, all these brands have regular sales.
Watson & Wolfe Vegan Leather Wallet is made from renewable corn, so has a much lighter carbon footprint than most vegan leathers. Handmade in black, this features 8 credit card pockets, 2 full-length pockets for notes, and a discrete pocket, under each card section. On top, there is a PU layer to provide resistance to water, stains and scratches. Lining made from recycled plastic bottles Sent in recycled gift packaging, with optional embossed initials. Also in brown.
An Apple Leather Wallet
Oliver Co Apple Leather Wallet holds 13 credit cards, folded notes and receipts. Made with waste from the Italian apple industry, apple leather is not totally biodegradable, but still better than real leather.
A Personalised Cork Leather Wallet
These personalised vegan cork wallets have the initials engraved in a monogram design into this leather-looking natural waterproof material. The wallets can hold up to 9 bank cards, bank notes and a coin section (can be fixed shut with a metal popper). In natural cork, premium dark cork and ‘dad’ version.
A Glam Silver Vegan Wallet
This glamorous silver vegan wallet is made in Italy, with 8 internal card slots, 1 zipped pocket, 2 areas for notes/receipts and one slide pocket. It has firm and secure snap button fastenings. Piñatex is a new textile that is made from pineapple waste. It’s not totally biodegradable (as it’s combined with other materials) but it’s far less polluting than real leather tanning, and obviously kinder.
Velea Vegan Leather Wallets
Velea offers a lovely range of vegan leather wallets, along with other accessories like card holders. In various pretty colours. these faeture a signature gold ‘V’ button clasp and are fully lined, with 8 card slots, a section notes and a window pocket for displaying your driving license or other ID.
Velea Vegan Leather Luggage Tag is a thoughtful and practical gift, crafted in ethically sourced vegan leather. The interior card slot securely stores all your personal info, without being visible (to protect your privacy). Complete with buckle fastener to securely safely onto your luggage. In 5 lovely colours, with personal metallic gold or silver name or title optional monogrammed.
Personalised Vegan Leather Keyring is made from quality vegan leather, with a soft-touch felt backing. The keyring is made from stainless steel and can be personalised with clear embossing, gold or silver foil (up to 3 initials).