We made our continental wallet out of kraft paper to further our mission to make sustainable and vegan goods.
Our Continental Wallet is a classic, full sized wallet with zip around closure. It is crafted from durable, eco-conscious kraft paper as we push the boundaries of what can be achieved from plant-based materials. The use of kraft paper continues our mission to push forward vegan materials that are as plant-based, sustainable, and biodegradable as much as possible.
Dimensions: 8.25"W x 4.25"H x 1"D
Kraft paper is a vegan material that we came across that checks our boxes for being beautiful, durable, and both sustainable and eco-friendly. The wood pulp used for the kraft paper come from sustainable sources that are FSC certified.
Also available in Black Microfiber and Black Crossgrain Microfiber!
Kraft Paper v. Cork: In recent years, we've seen items made of cork get a fair deal of attention. In our research, cork does not represent a good eco-friendly and vegan alternative because the backing, often made from polyester, makes up the majority of the product. The cork layer that is glued on top of the polyester is a small fraction of the thickness of the material. We believe that kraft paper, which contains at least 50% cellulose (and can approach 80% cellulose) is a much more eco-friendly material. While we have made cork items in the past, we stopped manufacturing with cork a few years ago once we better understood the material. We are open to revisiting the cork if the material stops requiring a backer. We have similar commentary for cactus leather and apple leather. While both materials are vegan, we choose not to use them because there is very little cactus or apple in the material. The majority of the material is a backing.