At Parker Clay, we understand how everything we as individuals do, purchase, and wear makes an impact. And we want our impact to be positive. More and more people are pushing for sustainable fashion and a happier planet — but what does that truly mean? Like all our goods, with each sustainable wallet purchase, you directly support hardworking individuals in Ethiopia. Parker Clay doesn’t just mean fashionable, sustainable, luxury leather. It also means creating an impact by empowering women to provide for their families. That’s truly beautiful sustainability you can be proud to wear.
How Our Sustainable Wallets Are Made
At Parker Clay, we believe in true sustainability — for the planet and those who make all our quality leather goods. With B Corporation certifications, here’s a look at Parker Clay’s commitment to sustainable production for the planet and its people.
What Defines Sustainable Wallet Brands
Local Sourcing in Ethiopia: We source leather from Ethiopian farmers who raise animals for food, stimulating the local economy. This also means Parker Clay leather is a byproduct of the meat industry, which minimizes waste — especially compared to companies that raise animals for leather production.
Sustainability Every Step of the Way: We work to ensure sustainable practices in every aspect of our supply chain and creation of goods— from sourcing leather from animals raised for food until the moment your item lands in your hands.
Production: We use eco-friendly practices throughout production. This includes using gentle dyes, eco-friendly chemicals, and recycled water. Our processes are also all done by hand, rather than by machine. These practices all come together to protect the planet, our workers, and you, our loyal customers, from harsh waste, pollution, and other harmful chemicals.
In Your Hands: Our commitment to sustainability doesn’t stop after production. We ship all our products in recyclable cardboard, so you can rest assured you keep harmful plastic shipping materials out of landfills. We also protect each item in an organic cotton bag that you can reuse to store your item.
Support for Artisans: Parker Clay’s commitment to sustainability also means a commitment to fair trade and ethical support for all of our artisans. We provide living wages for our artisans — many of who are women who have been impacted by human trafficking — but we believe that benefits should go above and beyond that. We provide our artisans with transportation, coffee breaks, education, and other benefits to support their families. From leather wallets and handbags to totes and backpacks, each item directly provides hours of work and benefits for our artisans.
Delicate, Rich Ethiopian Crafting: Each handcrafted wallet and leather good tells a unique story about where it came from. With leather sourced as a byproduct from Ethiopian farming, artisans that work to delicately craft each item, and beautiful designs that suit your personal style, you can be proud to share the story behind your high-quality goods.
Leather Goods for a Lifetime: Your leather goods are an investment that should last your lifetime — and beyond. We believe that your wallet and other items should not just age well. We believe they should get better over time. Each item shows different leather grains that wear in unique patterns as you love and use them. You can pass them on to a loved one so their unique story can continue to be shared even after you’re gone. It’s leather goods you can love for a lifetime.
Our Best-Selling Sustainable Wallets
Here’s a look at the best-selling, eco-friendly wallets at Parker Clay. No matter your gender or personal style, there’s something suited to everyone.
Zahra Accordion Wallet
If you crave classic, timeless pieces in your closet, look no further than the Zahra Accordion Wallet. It’s classy and will stand the test of time — both in the durability of all our high-quality products and in style. With eight credit card slots, two currency slip pockets, an interior zip pocket for coins, and an exterior zip pocket, this wallet has all the room you’ll need for your cards, IDs, and more. It’s even roomy enough to stash your phone, a portable charger, lipstick, or other small essentials on the go. The Zahra is perfect for taking on all your daily adventures — whether it’s exploring Portugal or heading for an afternoon drink with friend.
Letty Bifold Slim Wallet
Want the space a trifold wallet gives but with less bulk? Meet the Letty Bifold Slim Wallet. This sleek bifold wallet has no shortage of space, with 12 card slots, a cash slip, zippered coin pocket, and a brass stud closure. It’s a sophisticated, minimalist design that ensures you still have enough room for all your cards, IDs, cash, and more. In addition to our classic Rust Brown and Black Shades, this wallet is also available in a rich Jade Green — meaning you never have to sacrifice style for practicality.
Abera Bifold Wallet
If you want all the functionality of a backpack with a versatile design, look no further than the Bale Sling Bag.Named after the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia, this bag has an adjustable crossbody strap, so it can be worn as a one-strap backpack. Sling it to your front and carry it on your chest for security and easy access to the back panel pockets and zipper closure. Whether you’re headed to a concert or out running errands, this bag is big enough to carry a book, wallet, and any other items you may need for the day.
Abeba Leather Envelope
The Abeba Leather Envelope is ideal for those who want something a little roomier. Crafted with a single piece of leather and simple stud closure, this envelope-style clutch also features a slot on the interior to keep your ID and card secure. It’s roomy enough to store cards, cash, and other essentials for a weekend trip to the coffee shop or a night out.
The Abeba is multi-purpose — it works as a wallet on its own, as a perfect companion for a smaller card-holder wallet, or as a clutch-wallet duo. Carry it on its own while you head to meet friends and run errands, or slip it inside your backpack while heading to the office.
Meskel Square Zip Wallet
Looking for something compact yet roomy enough to carry your cards and cash? The Meskel Square Zip Wallet has you covered. It’s compact enough to slide inside your pocket, backpack, crossbody, or fanny pack yet doesn’t skimp on space. And, it’s stylish enough to carry on its own for quick errands around town. With eight card slots, a cash pouch, and a brass zipper that goes all the way around, you’ve got all the space and security you could want in a wallet.
It slides beautifully into any of our bags, including the Acacia Woven Handbag and Selam Woven Shoulder Bag, part of our Woven Collection. The Woven Collection is our zero waste initiative, where we create upcycled products from leather scraps.
Clayton Card Wallet
Want a wallet or card holder that offers quick access? The Clayton Card Wallet has a simple 3-card construction, perfect for an ID, card, and/or business cards. Its simple design is perfect for men and women who want a wallet that takes up minimal space while securely holding the essentials.
Addis Leather Passport Wallet
Our sleek and slim Addis Leather Passport Holder is travel-ready! It features multiple credit card slots plus two interior pockets to fit a passport, credit cards, ID, and travel documents. More than a simple passport cover, the Addis doubles as a passport wallet to keep your cash, essentials, and information safe—it’s the perfect combination of style and security
Weather-protect your sustainable leather wallet with our Leather Protector Spray. The water-based spray uses carnauba wax molecules that have been suspended to protect your leather goods and make them water-resistant.Learn More
Truly Sustainable Material
As a certified B Corp, Parker Clay has committed to sustainable, ethical, transparent production every step of the way. Many companies may label themselves as “sustainable brands.” They may claim to use “eco-friendly materials” like “vegan leather.” But what does that mean? Without true transparency, some companies are, unfortunately, only greenwashing — acting as sustainable without changing their practices. And sadly, many “vegan leather wallets” and other products are really just made with harmful plastics — like polyurethane (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) — that let off emissions during production
They also don’t stand the test of time and will end up in landfills after a year or two. At Parker Clay, we’re committed to handcrafting processes, sourcing natural leather that’s a byproduct of the leather industry, and shipping sustainably.
We believe that sustainability applies across all aspects of production. That’s why we’ve carefully tailored all aspects of production to support the environment and our artisans and to last you a lifetime
Parker Clay's Promise: Sustainable Leather for a Lifetime
At Parker Clay, we are dedicated to creating the highest quality leather goods possible while ensuring support for our artisans and protecting the planet. Our warranty promise of long-lasting products means we’ll repair or replace any item free of charge if it fails to hold up over time.
You deserve the peace of mind knowing that your purchase helps contribute to a circular economy and directly supports the artisans who artfully crafted it — with a product that lasts a lifetime.
It’s the Parker Clay promise of sustainability for the planet, its people, and a lifetime of love for your leather goods