Sustainable Wallets & Brands

sustainable Wallets - Luci in Plaid Blazer with Sustainable Brown Leather Shoulder Bag

My wallet, like few other things, is something I think about so rarely. I’ve had the same wallet for 6-7 years – a Christmas gift from my husband. It’s starting to show its wear and the snap doesn’t seem to be holding anymore, so I’ve been inching closer to replacing it. Obviously sustainable wallets are what I’m looking at, but where to begin?

Sustainable Wallets

Here’s the things about sustainable wallets, just like nearly everything else in fashion, sustainable doesn’t look one way. I’ll detail a few options depending on your style, which I think is important to maintain, but no mater what you pick, plan to use it and care for it for years and years to come!

Sustainable Wallet Materials

  • Recycled Materials (e.g. plastic waste)
  • Upcycled Materials (e.g. rice/feed bags, inner tubes, denim)
  • Sustainable leather
  • Organic Cotton

There are some really creative people out there making wallets out of recycled materials and even upcycled materials. Imagine plastic waste turned into a polyurethane used in a wallet – seems exactly like new, but it’s not virgin materials.

A lot of creators are also making wallets out of upcycled materials, including rice bags, inner tubes, leather, denim, surf shorts, etc. Etsy has loads of options, or check out any local creator markets and popups! And don’t forget how to shop locally on Etsy!

You can read my post on sustainable leather and certifications to learn more about leather. The concern with leather is namely in the tanning process as the chemicals can be quite toxic and numerous – and then released into waterways.

And I’m generally a fan of the organic life. Read more about organic women’s clothing and just organic farming for textiles in general to learn more!

Whatever your style, there is a sustainable wallet option out there for you, but you may have to look. If you’re stuck on a designer wallet, a secondhand option is SO sustainable. See here for great secondhand designer wallets!

6 Card Slot Money Clip Wallet in Panama

6 Card Slot Money Clip Wallet in Panama

Butterfly Mark Certified

Wearwell - Card Wallet

Card Wallet

100% Remnant buffalo leather, B Corp, Ethical Production, 1% for the Planet

Able - Alem Card Case - sustainable wallets

Alem Card Case

Handcrafted in Ethiopia & 100% leather

O My Bag - Sonny Square Wallet

Sonny Square Wallet

B Corp,
 Use code LUCISMORSELS10 for 10% off

Able - Debre Wallet - sustainable wallets

Debre Wallet

Handcrafted & 100% Ethiopian Leather

Smythson - Slim Coat Wallet in Panama

Slim Coat Wallet in Panama

Butterfly Mark Certified

Cuyana - Duo Zip Wallet

Duo Zip Wallet

LWG Certified

Dagne Dover - ACCORDION TRAVEL WALLET - sustainable wallets

Accordian Travel Wallet

REPREVE® recycled lining + dust bag

Nisolo Classic Wallet

Classic Wallet

Climate Neutral Certified, LWG Certified, B Corp

O My Bag - Pau's Pouch

Pau’s Pouch

B Corp,
 Use code LUCISMORSELS10 for 10% off

Quince - Italian Pebbled Leather Card Case

Italian Pebbled Leather Bifold Wallet

100% top-grain Italian leather, Global Recycled Standard, Organic Textile Standard

Sustainable Fashion

Want more sustainable fashion? One of the best ways to live sustainably is to rewear pieces again and again!

Check out these black leather jacket outfits, poncho outfits, what to wear with linen pants for day to night, and 4 ways to wear a black button down!

You’ll also want to check out this list of second hand clothing from brands you love, my tips for creating (and maintaining) a minimalist wardrobe, why you should always buy quality clothes (because then you’ll always have something to wear), and these stylish and sustainable shoe companies!

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