Slim Backpack | BlackCruelty-Free Ethically Made Handmade Sustainable Vegan Waste Not | Want Not
An Ecoture favourite, the Will's backpack has had a makeover. The Black Faux Leather Slim Backpack from Will's Vegan Shoes & Accessories Co. has a new slim profile (7.5cm depth excluding the front compartment), but is still plenty big enough to hold your daily essentials - up to a 14" laptop, large books, 1L drink bottle, A4 notepad, tablet, an umbrella ... whatever you need.
The front compartment provides a handy, easy-access location for your phone, keys, pens, glasses and small books. There are also two internal compartments to help you keep your stuff organised.
Handmade in soft black Italian micro-leather powered by plants (created with bio oil sourced from organic cereal crops in a carbon-neutral process), this is a beautiful, high-quality vegan backpack designed to last you years and be a pleasure to use.
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This item is in the Standard shipping group.
This item is in the FREE shipping group.
- Typically ships within 2 business days if in stock in our Sydney warehouse
- If not in stock locally will be ordered in from the UK and typically ships within 3 - 6 business days
Can be returned unused, unmarked and in original packaging with all tags attached, within 30 days of purchase for exchange (e.g. different size or colour, if available) or refund for store credit for the full purchase price, less shipping, if applicable.
- Width: 30cm
- Height: 40cm
- Depth: 10cm (at base), 7.5cm (excluding front compartment)
- Weight: 900g
- Max. strap length: 29cm
- Plant-powered soft Italian micro-leather exterior
- Luxurious micro-suede lining
- Solid gunmetal-colour hardware
- PETA-approved vegan
Two primary things make accessories vegan: (1) they contain no leather or other skins, and (2) they are not made using any animal-based glue.
Various terms are used to describe the materials used for vegan bags, belts, etc. These include vegan leather/suede, faux leather/suede, and micro-leather/micro-suede These materials are typically made from man-made microfibre.
While historically non-leather alternatives have received a bad rap for their toxicity and poor quality, among other things, modern production techniques mean that today's materials are far less environmentally damaging and of much higher quality. Polyurethane (PU) is commonly used, rather than the more toxic PVC, and many microfibres are produced using at least some portion of recycled materials. Furthermore, the newest forms use a water-based method to apply the PU to the fabric, rather than the highly toxic solvents that were traditionally used.
Microfibre fabric is lightweight, durable, and somewhat water repellant, so it makes a good substitute for leather. Microfibre is also made into Ultrasuede, which is cheaper and easier to clean and sew than natural suede leather.
Although there are some environmental concerns about microfibres entering the oceanic food chain via washing, this is not an issue with footwear and accessories, as these items are not washed.
All of Ecoture's carefully-selected vegan accessories are made from the highest-quality faux leathers and faux suedes. Our partner brands are focused not only on the vegan and cruelty-free aspects of their products, but also on their ethical and sustainability impacts.
More information on the materials, ethics and sustainability of the footwear industry can be found in our blog post, Is there something wrong with your shoes?
This item is eligible for return under our Waste Not | Want Not program.