8 Best Sustainable Wallets For Men In 2023
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Guys: It’s officially time to retire your worn-down wallet. Yes, that one with its frayed ends and loose card slots. Or maybe, you have that chunky wallet with expired coupons and old receipts?
Either way, it’s time for an upgrade! We’ve found the best brands for men’s wallets, made from sustainable materials like upcycled leather, long-lasting cork, and even cactus and apple peels. We’ve included a wide range of storage (from just a few card slots to more than a dozen), tech-friendly features (like RFID security), and varying styles from slim cardholders to roomy trifolds.
Whether you prefer to carry one credit card and no cash or all cash and coins (do you, boo!), there’s a sustainable and stylish wallet here for you.
Best For | Super slim designs
Ethics | LWG certified leather & plant-based leather
Price | $39–$179
At the intersection of tech, convenience, and sustainability, certified B Corp Bellroy is one of our favorite one-stop shops for travel bags and wallets. The brand’s wallets are beautifully designed, made to hold not just cards, coins, and cash, but also phones, passports, and SIM cards. Plus, most wallets are RFID-safe so you don’t have to worry about your card or passport information being stolen. There are both leather and leather-free options here in up to 10 colors—all with sufficient storage and slim styles.
Best For | Artisan-made, classic designs
Ethics | Upcycled & LWG certified leather
Price | $50–$60
Nisolo’s commitment to sustainability and style is unparalleled, especially when you consider that it’s a top-rated B Corp. Available in rich, luxurious hues like brandy, tobacco, and chestnut, these wallets are simultaneously rugged and refined. You can opt for a simple card case (up to three slots) made in Mexico using upcycled scrap leather, or try the Brewer Wallet with up to six slots and sewn from Nubuck leather in Peru. Whichever you choose, Nisolo workers receive living wages. Sounds like a win-win gift to us!
3. Lo & Sons
Best For | Zip-close wallets
Ethics | Vegan-friendly and recycled materials
Price | $125–$188
Techies and travelers alike love Lo & Sons for their chic yet functional designs that make life on the move a breeze. The brand believes in their product so much they made it in a large and a small version, available in three kinds of leather (including vegan-friendly cactus leather), and tons of colors. This small Asian American, family-owned business uses organic and recycled materials when possible, and donates five percent of their annual proceeds to community action organizations and nonprofits local to their NY base.
Best For | Money clips
Ethics | Transparent pricing, produced in a BSCI-certified factory
Price | $30
Quince is our go-to for when we want elevated staples at a fraction of the price. Committed to both sustainabilty and transparency, the brand eliminates traditional markups by shipping direct to consumers from their ethical factories, with minimal packaging, or corporate overheads. Their money-clip wallet is made from premium Italian leather, with four slots for up to eight cards, an ID pocket, an easy-access front slot and internal elastic pull tab for easy card retrieval. The money clip eliminates bulk, making this a sleek design ideal for any minimalist.
Best For | Colorful wallets
Ethics | Recycled nylon
Price | $28–$30
Baggu is best known for its reusable bags, but did you know the brand makes colorful wallets and phone slings, too? This sustainable brand uses recycled nylon for every product and there’s a heavy emphasis on ethical production every step of the way, too. The result? Groovy, unique, and eye-catching designs that will turn heads more than the shiny AmEx inside of it! Best of all, these wallets are trifolds and come with an extra loop so you can easily clip it onto your keychain. Quirky dudes will love this 100 percent sustainable switch.
Best For | Timeless designs
Ethics | LWG certified leather
Price | $78–$178
Cuyana—focused on “fewer, better”—is a sustainable brand prioritizing ethical, sustainable production and long-lasting designs. Its timeless leather wallets are no exception. Choose either a men’s folding wallet or simple cardholder, both made with LWG Gold Certified leather sourced from Italy and sewn in Turkey in a family-owned factory. The folding wallet holds up to four cards and has a slim silhouette, while the compact cardholder comes with six card slots and a minimalist look. For an extra thoughtful touch, add a custom monogram.
Best For | Vegan wallets
Ethics | Vegan plant-based leather
Price | $78–$165
For our fur- and leather-free friends, we love Allégorie’s sustainable wallets. They’re cleverly built with vegan leather alternatives like natural cactus, apple peel, and plant-based materials (see how here!). Plus, not only are they all PETA approved, but they’re fair trade, OEKO-TEX certified, and USDA certified as being “biobased.” The cardholder fits an ID, ATM card, and credit card and is uniquely designed, while the bifold wallet can fit up to eight cards at once as well as cash! You’ll never leave home without it.
Best For | Cork wallets
Ethics | Sustainable cork
Price | $15–$50
Based in Portugal, Tiradia leverages the sustainability and durability of cork for all its lifestyle accessories, wallets included. There are five designs available, including cardholders and bifolds and at prices that won’t break the bank (the most expensive option is $50 USD!). Why cork? Cork is recyclable, waterproof, durable, and extremely lightweight—making it an easy and effortless option anywhere, anytime. Customers also love the quick (and free) shipping and the beautiful gift packaging. 10/10 gift, no notes.
Featured image by Nisolo