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 much as possible plant based, sustainable, and biodegradable.
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.