6 Sustainable Backpacks To Carry Your Life In 2022

Here's a comprehensive look at the best eco-friendly backpacks on the market right now. Whether it’s for school, work or hiking, let’s explore the different eco and vegan backpacks available and find the perfect one to suit your needs.

There are so many options out there when looking for the perfect backpack. Ranging in size, pockets, style, colour and materials, the backpack market has had an influx of eco-friendly options appear and we’re here to help you find one that suits your every need. As we return to normal life, it seems backpacks really are the most functional way of carting around everything you’ll need throughout the day. Stylish, functional and durable is what we’re looking for, so let’s explore the different sustainable options available from a eco-friendly brands at Wearth:

WAKEcup: Paper Bag Backpack - Black:

Not into bold colours or heavy print? No problem, we’ve got you covered. This ethical rucksack is made of tyvek, which ages gracefully and develops a patina similar to leather when used regularly. It’s waterproof and the perfect size for a laptop, water bottle, coffee cup, and lunch. It is made of poly paper fibres that are spun and then bonded together to give it the appearance of brown paper but with the durability and thickness of the strongest rucksack. It also comes in a brown colour variation!

Kula: ​​Whitworth Ethical Backpack:

This style is perfect for the minimalist dresser. Kula’s eco-friendly Whitworth backpack is made of tough FSC-certified paper material and has a zipped compartment seamlessly built into the front as well as a main section ideal for storing personal items. This vegan bag also has a secure zippered back pocket, which is ideal for keeping valuable items safe while travelling.

Kula: Bradwall Vegan Backpack:

Keep it crisp and clean with a smooth (vegan) leather backpack! Kula’s Bradwall backpack has a spacious interior and two large side pockets for storing drinks, helping you stay hydrated. This fashionable backpack is handcrafted from reinforced Texon Vogue, a washable material made from FSC-certified paper. It is also available in a warm neutral ‘Olive’ colour.

Willow Earth: Hastings Backpack:

A commuter favourite. This vegan-friendly and organic cotton canvas rucksack is both comfortable and functional. The cotton straps are padded so that they don’t dig into your shoulders. Even better, the bag’s interior features two pouches for iPads or tablets, as well as a zipped pocket. An extra bonus is that the canvas material repels water, making it the perfect backpack come rain or shine. Available in colours ‘Rust’ or ‘Indigo’.

Willow Earth: Glynde Cork Backpack:

Ideal for carrying your day-to-day necessities. This fantastic backpack is made of high-quality cork, which is not only vegan-friendly but reassuringly soft. The backpack is flexible and long-lasting, with a rope tie adding an extra element of security for your belongings Willow Earth works very closely with manufacturing partners who pay fair wages, take care of their employees and practise sustainable production.

Willow Earth: Rye Backpack:

A black bag will always be a timeless wardrobe staple worth investing in. This opulently stylish backpack is made ethically from organic cotton and vegan Piatex leather.. Built to last, this black backpack is ideal for the office or when trying to achieve a more formal, chic look. It also has enough space for a 13-inch laptop, so you can show up to those pitch meetings in style.

Any of these catch your eye, let us know on our Instagram @wearthlondon! I personally love the Kula Bradwall Vegan Backpack, when in doubt you can always keep it classic with a timeless bag.