Ethical Alternatives: Ethical Backpacks

Ally Capellino Ethical Bag |

There are so many ethical backpacks to choose from you could have one for every class! It’s not just kids and teens that go back to school; as adults we can also pick out fancy new stationary & feel the joy of “new year” notebooks. Every September thousands of adults sign up for adult, craft and professional courses across the globe and here are my top picks for an ethical backpack to take with you.

Ethical Backpack Favourites


  1. Lucy Bag by What Daisy Did – £54
    Stand out from the crowd with a super unique bag from What Daisy Did. Their bags are made from recycled and factory offcut leather that may have otherwise been wasted. Each bag is unique in finish and colour and for my fellow tablet or notebook carriers I like the Lucy.
  2. Joe Vintage Backpack by Gusti – £53
    Vegetable tanned leather backpack from a company committed to sustainable leather and fair working practices. Made from goatskin with canvas lining. Gusti offer a range of beautiful leather bags and you can search by tablet and laptop size to ensure a good fit.
  3. Paxx Backback by Matt & Natt – £125
    Vegan leather exterior with a 100% recycled nylon interior. This stylish backpack comes with a laptop compartment and could definitely take you from the office to your classes.
  4. Chitenge Backpack by Khama from Birdsong – £35
    Made in Malawi by Khama, a group of women enabled to be financially independent by their craftwork. Made from 100% cotton with a handmade drawstring this one will definitely get you noticed in the hallways!
  5. Army Surplus Backpack from Yours Sustainably – £90
    This bag has been made from original army materials that were once tent covers and laundry sacks. The colours are stylish petrol and camouflage.
  6. Igor Rucksack by Ally Capellino from 69 Boutique – £349
    A beautiful rucksack made from waxed cotton, by the design-led brand Ally Capellino. Their range is made in Britain and has a focus on design and aesthetics over current trends.


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