Whether we use it for carrying our laptop into work or for an adventurous weekend away, everyone needs a durable and stylish backpack.
Fortunately, we now have a number of great brands offering sustainable and vegan backpacks which are made with eco-friendly and recycled materials, such as recycled plastic, vegetable oil, cork and much more. Below are some options from top-notch brands that will suit your needs.
1) Johnny Urban - Liam Backpack
The Liam Backpack is a stylish all-rounder and perfect for being your everyday companion. Above all it's super sustainable where both the outside and inside fabric are made from polyester which is derived from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Additionally, the PFC free coating allows for waterproofing without using harmful substances. It goes without saying but the straps are made from vegan leather. £49.95. Buy on Amazon
2) LaBante London - Acacia Backpack
This versatile backpack is perfect for your day to day commute to work or your travelling needs. Featuring a 15 inch laptop compartment completely made from recycled plastic bottles, importantly this is one backpack that will sit comfortably on your shoulders due to its padded adjustable straps. The exterior vegan leather is made with over 50% vegetable oil (which is a renewable natural source) and the Polyurethane used is water based and solvent free. It has two main zipper compartments that is perfect for your laptop and files. £119. Buy Online.
2) Tentree - Brooklyn Backpack
Tentree creates aspirational outside products which are made from sustainable materials. As per the name whenever you buy a single product they will plant ten trees. The Brooklyn backpack's sleek silhouette slides into rush hour crowds, and the spacious 20L volume has enough room for all your day’s gear without looking bulky. Importantly the backpack is made from 100% recycled polyester which is in fact a total of 21 recycled bottles. £79.95.
3) ASHOKA Paris - Raphael Backpack
ASHOKA Paris is a luxury French fashion house that produces high-end vegan accessories. The Raphael has a chic contemporary design with two large outer pockets and interior compartments to fit all your essentials. The inner lining is made from recycled plastic bottles and the exterior material is Eco-Nappa leather made in Milan. Also available in other colours. €240. Buy Online.
5) Willow Earth - Glynde
This sustainable backpack features a cork flap which is doubled backed, making it sturdy, durable and also waterproof for those rainier months. The canvas element of the bag is made from 100% cotton and it is water repellent. Willow Earth have partnered with One Tree Planted, so when you buy a backpack, you will also be planting a tree! £68.00.