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07 June 2020

The 6 Best Vegan Backpacks You Can Buy Right Now

Don't worry, no animals were hurt in the making of this list!

Vegan backpacks are becoming increasingly popular. And it's easy to see why. You can have all the style, without any of the harm. Innovative vegan leather materials are proving to be just as stylish, durable, and cost-effective as real leather.

So, what are the best vegan backpacks you can buy? The LaBante Agnes vegan backpack tops our list. We also recommend Matt & Nat's SOHO Vegan backpack, Corkor's vegan backpack, Will's Vegan Shoes Vegan Satchel, Inyati's Thalie, and finally the LXY vegan backpack.

We have crawled the vegan fashion world to bring you the best vegan backpacks on the market. These brands are taking vegan fashion to the next level. They're proof that vegan fashion can be just as beautiful without the need for animal materials.

The 6 Best Vegan Leather Backpacks You Can Buy Right Now


1. LaBante Agnes Vegan Backpack

LaBante has set the standard for vegan leather backpacks high with this one. The Agnes vegan backpack is simply stunning and incredibly practical.


Agnes Vegan Leather Backpack in Brown


The luxury London brand has become popular with vegans over the last few years. They have managed to create beautiful but functional vegan leather backpacks.

To create their vegan leather bags, LaBante uses recycled plastic bottles. They're ethically produced with exceptional craftsmanship. And are durable enough to last for years.

LaBante has a full range of vegan bags. This includes vegan backpacks, vegan handbags, and vegan clutch bags. 

Alive Boutique is proud to stock these beautiful bags from LaBante. Check out our range of LaBante leather bags now.

2. Matt & Nat SOHO Vegan Backpack


This stunning backpack comes from Matt & Nat. A PETA-Approved vegan brand founded in Montreal, Canada. 


Matt and Nat brown vegan backpack


The brand works by the motto "Live Beautifully". They focus on corporate social responsibility and sustainability as a priority.

The SOHO vegan backpack is just one of many incredible backpacks crafted by Matt & Nat. This bag has been created using a mix of recycled nylon, cork and rubber.

If you're looking for a vegan backpack with a low carbon footprint, then look no further. 

The SOHO backpack is also super practical. The backpack features adjustable straps, top handle, and front flap with magnetic closure.

Inside you get a smartphone pocket and zipper pocket to keep your stuff organised. The lining is also made from 100% recycled nylon. 

It looks beautiful! It feels just like real leather and comes in three colours, brown, black, green and white.


3. Corkor Vegan Leather Backpack

Corkor is an innovative UK company that specialises in creating high-quality fashion using cork. Why? Because cork is one of the most environmentally friendly materials out there.


Corkor Vegan backpack


The cultivation of cork is ultra-sustainable. The eco-friendly material is naturally light, water-resistant, recyclable, and 100% biodegradable.

The Corkor vegan leather backpack is simple in design and classic in its style. Available in five different colours and handcrafted entirely from cork. 

Corkor is also a PETA-Approved company. They have committed to the sustainability of the cork forests where they source their materials.

All the cork used by Corkor is certified for sustainability. So, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your bag has had minimal impact on the forests it came from.

What's more, the bag comes with a 2-year warranty from the manufacturer. Always a great sign of a product and brand you can trust.

4. Will's Vegan Shoes Vegan Satchel Backpack

This is one of the most popular vegan brands in the UK. Will's Vegan Shoes are well known for their high-quality vegan footwear. What you may not know is that they also create beautiful vegan leather backpacks.


Will's Vegan Store vegan leather backpack in Brown


This is just one excellent example. The large vegan satchel backpack is made with plants using bio-oil. 

This is sourced from organic cereal crops grown in Northern Europe. It's also crafted using a carbon-neutral process.

Inside, the bag has a luxury vegan suede lining which is washable. The bag is also ultra-practical, allowing you to fit in your laptop among many other things.

The front buckles are high-quality with a magnetic pull for quick release. All the straps are adjustable so you can find the best fit for you.

Will's Vegan Shoes says the bag is for men, but it can easily be unisex. We love the care and attention that has gone into the finer details on this one. 

A must-have for any satchel lovers.



5. INYATI Thalie Vegan Backpack

INYATI is a high-end luxury vegan brand founded in London. They're helping to shift consumers to a new ethical and sustainable world of fashion.


Inyati Vegan Backpack

The brand is inspired by London's hip fashion scene and aims to reflect the current zeitgeist. INYATI is on a mission to deliver high-quality, luxury vegan goods but at an affordable price.

The Thalie backpack from INYATI is stylish. But also functional, offering you a roomy compartment for your tablet, purse, and cosmetic bag.

This backpack comes with adjustable straps for comfortable wear. The backpack is Crafted using high-quality faux leather. The texture is remarkably like real leather and just as durable.

INYATI spends a lot of time and attention on the finer details. The finish and appearance of all their products is top-notch. The result is a great looking backpack that will stand the test of time. 


6. LXY Vegan Leather Backpack


We love this minimalist vegan backpack from LXY. Not only is it simple, but it's convenient. 


LXY Vegan Backpack


The backpack comes with expanding space compartments and adjustable straps. It's also big enough for your laptop.

This is a high-quality vegan backpack. It comes in a beautiful vintage two-tone brown or solid black. Perfect for school, university, or even work.

The vegan leather has been created from waterproof eco-friendly PU leather. The material is water and stain-resistant. 

It's also seriously durable. Able to cope with your daily movements on public transport and around the city.

If you're looking for an everyday backpack that can handle the weight off your laptop and books, look no further. This top-quality vegan backpack from LXY does just the trick.


Why Buy Vegan Leather?


This month we revealed the disturbing truth behind the leather industry. How it impacts animals, the environment, the workers and their communities.

We also looked at how vegan leather is on the rise. We discovered that there are now plenty of incredible alternative leather products. 

The number of eco-friendly and vegan fashion brands is on the rise.

We realised that we're no longer dependent on the nightmare that is the animal leather industry. We can continue to buy and use incredible leather goods made from several vegan leather materials.

We have the choice to make better and more ethical decisions when it comes to our wardrobe. Our choices don't have to cost the earth, animals or people.


Final Thoughts


The vegan leather industry is set to take over the real leather industry by 2025. At this time, the industry is estimated to be worth a whopping $90 billion in value.

Alive Boutique is hugely excited about what the future holds for vegan leather. 

We're committed to being at the forefront of this movement. We aim to give our customers the latest and greatest vegan leather products on the market.

We want to see the world move to a more sustainable and ethical space. We're passionate about making fashion work for everyone involved, from the animals to the workers to communities and to the planet.

If you enjoyed our content about vegan leather this month, sign up to our newsletter for more great content. 

In the meantime, feel free to browse the Alive Boutique online store. Find the perfect vegan pieces for your wardrobe. See you soon!


Other Vegan Leather Pieces on Alive Boutique


When it comes to vegan leather, it doesn't just stop at vegan leather backpacks. We stock other beautiful vegan leather pieces you might also want to consider.


Votch Vegan Leather Watch


Votch is one of the leading brands utilising the revolutionary Pinatex (Pineapple) leather. The strap is crafted from this fine eco-material to create these stunning watches.

Vegan Leather Shoes


We stock a vast range of vegan leather shoes for men and vegan leather shoes for women.


Our brands include Will's Vegan Shoes, Good Guys, Bahatika and FAIR.

We have all the trendiest styles, including:

  • Brogues
  • Chelsea boots
  • Desert boots
  • Derbys
  • Boots
  • Trainers
  • Slip-Ons 

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I have the brown one, it it absolutely stunning!

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Flattering , Formal and functional design

A Sleek design that is both formal as well as functional to hold a large smartphone and cash and a few cards.

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Happy with item looks great (This is a dad's opinion, a gift for my daughter).