A vegan wallet is simply a type of wallet that does not include any animal products - leather, for instance. For people who are especially concerned about the presence of animal products in their lives, purchasing a vegan wallet can be a great way to ensure their actions match their beliefs. A wallet that does not contain any leather may be made of cotton or other types of cloth; some are even made from hemp or bamboo. Any wallet that is free of leather will generally be labeled as such. Though it can be somewhat difficult to find vegan wallets in stores, they are easy to find online, in many different colors and varying styles.
Of course, it is possible to get a vegan wallet made of synthetic leather, also sometimes referred to as "pleather." However, some people who follow a vegan lifestyle do not want to encourage the use of leather products, and as such will not use products that look as if they are made from leather. The wide range of materials, such as cotton, nylon, or hemp, among others, offer many other vegan wallet options that are clearly not made from any type of animal products.
There are many different styles and varying sizes of vegan wallets available. Bi-fold wallets, which fold in half and often close with a clasp or other type of closure, are especially common. Tri-fold wallets are another common option for men. Longer, checkbook style wallets are another option that may be a bit more stylish and able to accommodate more items. For a simple solution, a change purse or even a small clutch can be used as a wallet or an everyday purse if the individual does not have a lot of items to carry. Shopping around in stores and online can be a good way to locate different styles.
It is possible to get a vegan wallet to match a vegan bag as well. These may be made of similar or even identical materials to the wallet, and may be purchased separately or in a set. In addition, shoes, which frequently include leather as part of their makeup, are also available in vegan versions that are free of leather, and could possibly be coordinated with the wallet and bag. All of these items may take a little additional effort to find, but for people who are very committed to their vegan lifestyles, they can be worth the extra time and energy.