The Best Vegan Travel Bags For Your Next Adventure


Whether you like to admit it or not – the planet needs our help. News about climate change has become a regular sight on our screens, and many people, including us at The Pizza Plant, are looking for ways to be more eco-friendly in our lives. This includes making more conscious decisions about the foods we eat and how they impact the planet. Going vegan (even only sometimes!) can reduce your carbon footprint, so it’s no question why the plantbased diet has consistently grown in popularity amongst eco-conscious consumers.

But changing the way you eat isn’t the only way you can make an environmental impact! If you’re heading on a late summer vacation or maybe planning a trip for the holidays, we have one question for you: Do you know if your luggage is vegan? If not, keep on reading! Because as it turns out, not all travel bags are. And as always, we have the perfect vegan suggestions to replace any luggage of yours that’s not-so friendly to the planet. 

No matter where you’re headed, traveling as a vegan can be tricky, for understandable reasons. It’s not just the food that can pose difficulties. In fact, your travel attire is just as important to consider, especially when it comes to your luggage. So, if you’re wondering what the best options are for vegan travel bags and luggage, which are also cruelty-free, read on! We have a feeling you’ll love this post just as much as we do. 

Speaking of vegan, have you tried our delicious plantbased pizzas? At The Pizza Plant, our goal was to create fully vegan, healthy, and delicious alternatives to pizza – and we did just that. Our “Salsiccia Italiano” Frozen Pizza is the perfect alternative to a traditional sausage pizza, and our “Everything But The Hog” Frozen Peperone Pizza is made just for a vegan, pepperoni-lover. Our pizzas make the transition to a plantbased lifestyle easier than ever, because we believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice great tasting food when going vegan. We hope, at The Pizza Plant, to make a difference in the world with our plantbased pizzas, and to make going plantbased easy and enjoyable. Our pizzas are scratch-made, organic, nutritious, and mouth-wateringly good. For all The Pizza Plant grocery locations and to find one near you, visit our store locator page. To order nationwide shipping, visit our delivery page.

Now, here are some fantastic vegan travel bags to look into for your next adventure!

Materials To Look For

Although lots of “wheelie” suitcases are made from hard materials that are already vegan, it’s a good idea to look for recycled plastic options in order to be more environmentally friendly. When it comes to soft bags, it’s important to check whether an item is genuine leather or faux. And keep in mind, sometimes even when a bag is made from a soft non-leather fabric, it can still contain leather trims or tags that are by nature, not vegan.

Vegan leather is becoming increasingly common on the market (which we love to see!) and we recommend investing in a quality piece made from this material. Although it might be more expensive than a cheap faux leather, it’s also likely to last longer, reducing the amount of waste that you create over time.

Our Top Picks

Anyone who has tried to cram their clothes into a suitcase knows that said travel bag needs to be durable and strong – and these weekend bags are just that! Weekend bags also need to be big enough to fit several outfit changes in, but they naturally tend to be smaller than full-size airport cases to serve as hand luggage. 

There are a wide range of choices available when it comes to vegan travel bags, but some of our favorites include:

  • Mat & Nat weekender bag.
    Vegan, cruelty free and recycled, this brand ticks all the boxes for the eco-conscious consumer. They offer a range of weekender bags, allowing you to pick the size and style that suits you.

  • Rains weekender bag.
    In classic Scandi-chic, this bag is made from polyester, coated in polyurethane (PU), which Rains states that they have chosen because it’s more environmentally-friendly than PVC.  It’s water resistant, meaning that you’ll never have to worry about getting caught in a shower, and comes in a range of colors and sizes.

  • Samsonite eco-friendly collection.
    Already well-known in the luggage industry, Samsonsite has branched out to create a range from recycled materials. There are a whopping 37 options to choose from, and they look just as sleek as the classic products.

So, there you have it, a selection of our best luggage picks, no matter the adventure. For more top tips, check out some of our other blog posts, and if you find this post to be helpful, share it with a friend or family member. Happy traveling!

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