When you choose to purchase your travel bags from a sustainable luggage brand like Parker Clay, you can have a positive impact on not just the planet, but on lives too — because to us, sustainability is not just about cutting carbon emissions. Creating a better world is also about creating sustainable jobs and livelihoods for the people who run them. From beautiful carry-on bags to stylish, durable backpacks, every piece of our ethical luggage is locally sourced in Ethiopia and handcrafted by an Ethiopian artisan using traditional techniques passed down through generations.
Weekend & Carry-On Travel Bags
Whether you’re tossing it in the trunk for a weekend road trip, or breezing through TSA with a carry-on, our premium eco-friendly luggage offers timeless style and luxury for all your travels.
Best Sustainable Travel Backpacks
Our sustainable leather backpacks are perfect for those on the go as well. We have pocket and compartment-based designs that are all about the details, sleek and minimalist-style designs for the essentials, and even a water-resistant lined interior option that’s perfect for traveling with kids.
Hands-Free Travel: Crossbody, Belt Bags, & Sling Bags
Crossbody, belt bags, and sling bags make the best travel companions for your larger luggage pieces! Stow your essentials in one of our chic hands-free bags for convenience and security on the go.
Best Eco-Friendly Travel Accessories
Make your whole travel set sustainable with our leather toiletry bags, wallets, and pouches.
Caring for Your Leather Luggage
Travel takes a toll on a piece of luggage, which all too often leads to short lifespans and more waste in the landfill. While most vegan leathers, upcycled or recycled materials, and fabrics made from plastic water bottles will eventually wear out and be discarded, genuine full-grain leather will last a lifetime when cared for properly. That’s just one of the things that makes it the most truly sustainable and eco-friendly material for travel gear. Full grain leather is not only durable, but it forms a patina with every trip, becoming an ongoing memento of all the journeys you've taken together.
Check out our tips for taking care of your leather luggage,
backpacks, and totes to preserve their quality.
Sustainable Luggage for A Better World
Sustainable Practices Start to Finish: As a certified B Corp business, the sustainability of our products and their impact on the world and our employees is everything to us at Parker Clay. From sustainable material sourcing to manufacturing to shipping, every one of our products is made to the highest ethical standards at every step of the supply chain.
Carbon Neutral Materials: Sustainable leather is leather that is a byproduct of local farming and agriculture industries. Because these animals are not raised for the express purpose of using their leather for goods—they are first and foremost farm animals—harvesting their leather for new purposes helps develop zero waste farming.
Sustainable Jobs and Benefits: We employ local women, many of whom have been vulnerable to human trafficking, as our artisans and provide them with high-paying, professional-level jobs. We also provide all employees with education, full health care, transport benefits, coffee breaks, and a wide range of other support. From fair wages to our working conditions and operations, every aspect of our production and tannery facilities in Addis Ababa has been constructed to fulfill principles of fair trade and a dignified work environment.
Local Ethical Leather Sourcing: All the leather for our sustainable fashion pieces is sourced from local Ethiopian farmers in the