Vegan Leather Wallets
Vegan leather wallets are perfect for anyone looking to reduce their use of animal products and invest in environmentally low-impact items. But not all vegan leather is made equal: some vegan leather is actually worse for the environment than real leather. At Ekster, we use old car windshields to make upcycled vegan leather that actively saves waste from landfills and produces such a convincing product you won’t believe it’s not real leather.
The majority of vegan leather is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a cheap but extremely toxic form of plastic. Be wary of anyone toting quality vegan leather that is made from PVC, because it’s actually just cheap plastic. This cheaper kind of vegan leather has a use-life of mere months and will eventually start to peel. The highest quality and most environmentally-friendly vegan leathers are made from upcycled low-impact plastics and natural materials like pineapple, cork, and apple peels.
At Ekster, our vegan leather wallets are made using upcycled PVB that is extracted from the windshields of end-of-life cars. PVB is super versatile and its minimal carbon footprint makes it a far greener alternative to the more commonly used and toxic PVC. Once extracted, the PVB is transformed into a vegan leather so smooth and subtle that it’s almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
Thanks to our special production method, these low-impact vegan leather wallets are slightly more water-resistant than normal leather and easier to clean.
Our slim leather wallets are just as advanced as the process we use to make vegan leather. Our eco-friendly card cases and wallets are built to streamline your everyday carry through intuitive designs. Our minimalist vegan leather wallets all come with a built-in fast access card feature: just click the button and your cards are fanned out for easy access every time. The slim design fits the contents of an average bifold (12+ cards) into a fraction of the space, making our wallets perfect for front pocket carrying.
If a classic bifold wallet is more your style, we’ve got you covered, too. Our Sustainable Modular Bifold reinvents the classic model for a slimmer carry with added high-tech features. The inner cardholder is magnetically detachable for when you just need to carry your credit and debit cards and is RFID protected, so skimmers can’t access the data stored on your contactless cards. This bifold wallet is still minimalistic but has extra cards slots for a bigger capacity.