Predominantly, leather has been the most widely used and accepted material in the fabrication of wallets. But, for those like us with an eco-conscious heart, this doesn’t go well. So we set out to find substitutes to replace the age-old leather wallet with one that glides in our hands or pockets without aching our conscience. And, we hit upon a treasure by the name of Arture!
We are in love with its products, especially the wallets (both for men and women). The vegan fashion brand’s got the most stylish and chic wallets made from 100% natural cork. The cork material is sourced from the Mediterranean region, from the barks of mature oak trees, in a limited span during the summer and spring season, to ensure no harm is done to the trees in the process of harvesting. The bark is then used to turn into the thin and light cork fabric, which is strong and flexible as well as low maintenance, being fully water-resistant, fireproof and buoyant. To top it all, the textures are to die for! Take a look at some of our favourite picks:
GLEN MEN'S COIN WALLET - OLIVE l Buy Now
This one in Olive is a bestseller and fairly so, we are in love at first sight. Just look at the texture. With room for cash, four credit cards, coins, and a SIM card, this slim fit wallet is deceptively small but with ample storage space.
ELA TRIFOLD WALLET - Maroon l Order Now
This piece comes with a ‘pre-order’ tag, i.e., the product is made to order on demand. You may have to wait up to a month to receive this beauty from the time of order. But we believe it’s totally worth it. The wallet has a slide out wristlet and has enough space for cash, cards and a sim card with an additional zipped back-pocket.
CEDAR PASSPORT SLEEVE - Terrain l Buy Now
While most of the colours and textures are available in each of the categories - men’s wallets, women’s wallets, passport sleeves, card cases and more, this particular terrain design, we think, is perfect to hold your passport. Ain’t it all travel feels, with the texture and colour that resonates the look of a map? With a magnet button closure, this will keep your travel documents all safe.
And this is not all, here are a couple of more reasons to shower your love on this brand (in case you haven’t yet explored the website on your own):
All for a cause: Each buy, in a small way, contributes to animal rehabilitation/safety efforts carried by a trust named ResQ, which Arture has officially partnered with. You can find the exact info under the product description.
Follows a 100% sustainable product cycle: From sourcing to manufacturing to recycling and repurposing, Arture has taken care of it all. They recently launched a buy back policy in which they buy your old Arture products in exchange for a discount and give them a new life!
Gives you personalisation options: Brilliantly aligning with customer satisfaction, they also offer a product personalisation feature. You can get your initials embossed at a small additional cost.
Lastly, in case you want to go check out their products first hand before placing the order for the first time, here’s where you will find Arture stockists in your city.