These are the most frequently asked questions about backbacks:
When backpacks are made vegan, such as those using plant-based leathers, recycled polyester or other materials that do not contain or harm animals, their supply chains are greatly reduced. They use less water, emit fewer greenhouse gases, and can even be partially biodegradable if made from natural vegan leathers.
Vegan backpacks are made from a wide range of materials, from synthetic fabrics like PU to natural cotton or linen-based canvas, to plant-based vegan leathers like corn, cactus, apple, grape and pineapple leather.
The earliest synthetic leathers weren’t designed with durability in mind. Fortunately, today’s PU and plant-based vegan leathers are not only durable but high in quality and easy to care for. Because vegan leather is often coated in a durable, water-resistant outer layer, this means a vegan leather backpack will last a long time. Especially if you treat it well, of course!
There are so many great vegan backpack brands to choose from now. Our top picks are British brands LaBante, Votch, and LUXTRA. For a luxurious statement piece, we love the Mexican brand SENTIENT. .