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The Best Vegan Backpacks

Last updated on August 7th, 2023

Sustainable and Vegan Backpacks for Everyone!

Some of us are backpack enthusiasts, they’re our go-to bags and the right one can fit any occasion, well, maybe not a wedding?? No, probably not a wedding. But for me, personally, I’ll choose one of my vegan backpacks over a shoulder bag most times, I just find them easier and my hands and arms are free! 

Then there are others that just pull out their backpacks when heading for a day trip or a night away. Either way, a good vegan backpack is a must-have for all of us. 

Backpacks come in all styles, sizes and materials. So, I found a selection of vegan and sustainable backpacks to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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The Best Vegan Backpacks for Sustainable Living:

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Votch – Vegan leather style backpack

Let’s start with something simple and stylish, a contemporary backpack made from vegan leather. This bag is made using apple skin that is 100% cruelty-free and it comes from residual fibres from the apple juice industry.

This vegan leather backpack can hold a 13-inch laptop and has several pockets to keep all your bits safe and easy for you to find. 

Take a look at Votch’s Appleskin Give Backpack.

Cork Backpack - Vegan backpack
Corkor vegan backpack

This vegan backpack is made using sustainable cork and has an elegant take on the sporty classic. It’s also the ideal size to fit all your essentials without being bulky and weighing you down. It has adjustable straps, an inside zipper pocket and there’s a key holder thrown in for good measure. 

Take a look at Corker’s Cork Backpack. Or check it out on Amazon.

Marseille City Recycled Vegan Backpack
Corail black vegan Backpack

Vegan, cruelty-free, practical and waterproof, this bag has so much going for it. It’s made from 100% recycled materials. In fact, 20 recycled bottles are reused in the making of each bag. Its simple design makes it perfect for everyone and great for when you’re on the go. It also has an invisible external section closed with a reinforced and hidden zip.

Take a look at Carail’s Marseille City Recycled Vegan Backpack.

Vegan Large Backpack
Classic-style vegan backpack

This vegan backpack is just that, a vegan backpack, it fits in well with what you expect from a classic-style backpack. It’s spacious, fits comfortably over you’re shoulders and it also has a front zipper pocket to keep your essentials easily to hand. It’s made using ecolabel-certified vegan leather and environmentally friendly cotton. 

Take a look at Will’s Vegan Large Backpack.

Oslo Recycled PET Vegan Laptop Backpack
NAE Vegan Shoes by Immaculate Vegan

This vegan backpack has a simplistic design and is perfect for those that always like to carry their laptop with them. The reason for this is because it has a padded compartment perfect to stick your laptop in. It’s made from 100% recycled materials and has meshed shoulder pads to keep things comfortable and airy.

Check out NAE’s Oslo Recycled PET Vegan Laptop Backpack 

I’m sure you’ll agree, if you’re after a cruelty-free, sustainable and vegan backpack you’ve got choices aplenty! I hope you liked the look and sound of one of the vegan bags on my list.

Just because you’ve got your backpack sorted doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to another type of bag, hmmm… what about a crossbody bag? The Best Vegan Crossbody Bag.

Follow me on Instagram to see all the delicious vegan food I find, the vegan and cruelty-free products I use and what I get up to as a travelling vegan.


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