Know Where to Look.
When it comes to finding the perfect vegan wallet, knowing where to look is key. Look for quality retailers that make their products with an ethical and transparent approach. You can also find vegan wallets in specialised stores that focus on cruelty-free and eco-friendly items. Shopping online can be great too – look out for a ‘vegan’ tag on any product page, or use a search engine to find vegan options quickly and easily!
Choose your material.
There’s a wide range of different vegan materials out there to choose from so its important to know where the product is sourced and its impact on the environment. Whether its vegan leather, cork, hemp, canvas, or recycled materials, we recommend asking the retailer what pollutants or chemicals have been used to treat the material, especially for any printed fabric. You might also want to ask whether they pay a living wage to their employees, and how the wallet is packaged and shipped. Also lookout for products which are labelled as ‘PETA approved’ vegan.
Think about what sort of wallet you prefer.
Vegan wallets come in a wide range of sizes, colors, and designs. Its worth thinking about what you will use the wallet for as this will help determine how many compartments you want in the wallet and whether you want a zipper, a magnetic closure, or an envelope style wallet. Another option to consider are RFID blocking wallets. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. When you carry credit cards, debit cards, and new passports, they include a RFID chip which contains your digital personal information. Criminals can use card readers to steal this information just by standing near you using a skimming machine. A RFID blocking wallet blocks the electromagnetic signal sent by your card so the digital information can’t be stolen.
From a design perspective, are you looking for a minimalist design, geometric pattern, or maybe a floral motif? Sizing is another important thing to consider. A slim wallet might be lighter, easier to carry, and not be as noticeable in your pocket. Alternatively, a larger wallet will likely fit more items and can still easily fit into a bag. Also, consider whether the wallet will complement your outfit and other accessories. We find a number of customers who purchase one of our cork wallets will find a matching cork bag or accessory to match.
Whichever wallet you choose, its important to look after it to maximise its longevity and keep it looking good. If you decide to go with cork, here’s a simple how-to guide on cleaning cork.