This Vegan Backpack Is the Latest Local Must-Have Bag

Cruelty-free textiles are gaining a foothold in the fashion world. Last month, Los Angeles joined San Francisco, Berkeley, and West Hollywood in banning fur sales, and an increasing number of designers like Michael Kors, Gucci, and Burberry have announced they’ll no longer produce fur products. But some brands are doing way more than rejecting fur. Take Sausalito-based Filbert, for example: the woman-owned vegan brand uses environmentally and socially sustainable practices to domestically-produce animal-free bags that won’t wipe out your bank account.

The latest addition to the Filbert lineup is the Irving backpack, available in onyx, chestnut (a reddish-brown), and Pebble (a grayish neutral) for $155. The small, minimalist style has an outside zipper pocket, an inside zipper pocket, and two small interior pockets, (big enough for an iPhone 7 Plus). The bag is finished with organic cotton lining and solid brass hardware. and it’s PETA-approved. 

At 12” x 11”, the Irving isn’t going to fit your laptop or a change of clothes; it’s not a travel backpack. Instead, think of it as your home weekend warrior: large enough for your wallet, phone, a water bottle, and reusable totes. In other words, the perfect size for shopping, wine tasting, or music festivals.

Got a calendar stacked with adventures for fall? The Irving is here to keep you hands (and cruelty) free.