Why settle for a boring leather briefcase or messenger bag when you can have one that’s unique, colorful, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free? Here are the best laptop messenger bags on the market! What makes them so special? They’re well-made, they’re total standouts, and they’re made with cutting edge materials, like vegan faux leather, hemp, recycled plastic, and more. After all, you should have a messenger bag that’s as unique and cool as you are.
Faux Leather and Vegan Laptop Messenger Bags
1. MATT & NAT Vegan Faux Leather Briefcases
MATT & NAT’s chic line of shoes and accessories have been 100% vegan since the company was founded in 1995. Their name is derived from the words “materials” and “nature.” And these concepts are interwoven in every product they create, from their vegan briefcases to their handbags, shoes, and other accessories. MATT & NAT say their mission it to help unveil the “humanity, creativity, and positivity found in all of us.”
MATT & NAT infuses eco-friendly principles into their designs by using natural, plantbased, and recycled materials.
This sleek vegan briefcase has an adjustable shoulder strap and 4.5” handles. It measure 16” x 11” x 5”.
Available colors: black, brown, light blue, red, pink, pale beige, and more
2. Red Maus Distressed Faux Leather Messenger Bag
Red Maus designs a line of minimalist, vegan purses, messenger bags, and others with distressed faux leather.
This vegan messenger bag has an interior zipper to keep it securely closed, as well as an exterior zipper pocket. It also features a magnetic clasp closure and an adjustable strap.
This messenger bag measures 13” tall x 12” wide x 3.5” deep and it will fit a 14″ laptop.
And don’t let the girl model fool you. This bag makes for the perfect man bag too!
Each bag is made to order and you can select from a variety of colors, including burgundy, red, beige, blue, green, purple, black, dark brown, brown, and golden yellow.
3. Canopy Verde Eco and Vegan Messenger Laptop Bag
Known for their stylish vegan handbags, Canopy Verde also makes this special tote with GOTS certified organic cotton and metallic faux leather trim. This bag has a front zippered pocket, wood zip pullers, and wooden “feet” on the bottom to protect the material.
Cork Laptop Messenger Bags
4. Corkor Cork Briefcases
Corkor is a fashion forward, eco-conscious brand that creates a range of stylish vegan accessories from all-natural and sustainable cork. The Corkor team are advocates for animals and protecting the environment, and they’re doing their part to help the fashion world become more socially conscious.
These sleek cork briefcases have adjustable, removable straps. And they come with a two-year warranty.
Two sizes are available: 16.9” x 11.8” x 2.75” and 16.1” x 11.4” x 3.9”.
5. Corkor Cork Messenger Tote
This cute cork tote is perfect for holding your tablet or laptop, plus it has multiple interior pockets for other essentials. It measures 16.9” x 10.6” x 5.9” and it has metal feet that protect the cork leather when you set it down.
Available colors: black, dark brown, red wine, light brown, and natural
Hemp Messenger and Laptop Bags
6. Hemp Laptop Messenger Bag with the Eyes of Buddha
UK Pasal imports eco-friendly hemp accessories that are handmade in Nepal. This Nepalese messenger bag is made with 80% hemp and 20% cotton fabric, and it has the eyes of the Buddha embroidered on the outside flap.
You can wear this bag over your shoulder or across your body with its adjustable strap. The bag is padded, which will keep your laptop and other items safe.
It measures 15.7” x 13” x 3.9”.
7. Himalaya Handmade Hemp Messenger Bags
Himalaya Handmade makes a variety of bags with eco-friendly hemp, as well as cotton. There are a bunch of colorful combination and sizes to choose from.
8. Dime Bags Hemp Messenger Bags
Dime Bags makes unique bags with pure, sustainable hemp. This cute messenger bag has internal and outside pockets to keep everything organized and easy to find. There’s also a soft, padded adjustable shoulder strap. (Shhhh, it also has a secret internal pocket to hold secret things…)
It measures 11” x 3.5” x 10”.
Available colors: gray-black, brown, turquoise, and white
9. Zen Canyon Hemp Shoulder Bag
Epitomizing boho eco chic, this hemp messenger bag is handmade in Nepal. It features a purple embroidered eternity knot and sweet flowers and vines on the front flap. There’s also a zipper enclosure. In addition to the large main compartment, there’s a hidden zipper pocket to hold your valuables. And it has an extra-long, adjustable strap.
It measures: 12″ x 13″ x 2”.
Eco-Friendly Jute Messenger Bags
10. Eco-Friendly Jute Messenger and Record Bag
This minimalist bag is made with all natural, eco-friendly jute. It’s designed to hold vinyl records, so it makes the perfect gift for a DJ or vintage vinyl collector. Or, it’s a great option for an eco-conscious and vegan laptop or messenger bag.
The shoulder strap can be removed and there are sturdy handles for easy carrying. There are two lined compartments, and magnetic buttons hold the top flap closed.
Hey Jute is a socially conscious accessories brand that contributes a portion of their sales to charities that support underprivileged kids and human rights.
I featured some of Hey Jute’s bags in my post about vegan handbags.
This bag measures: 12.5” x 12.5” x 3”.
11. Black and Tan Natural Jute Messenger Tote
Another great bag from Hey Jute, this style can be used as a computer bag, a mommy bag, or a carry-on bag for travel. It’s made with all natural, eco-friendly jute. It features a large double zipper, plus magnetic closures on the front pockets.
In addition, there are four outside pockets and a removable, adjustable shoulder strap, plus easy-grip handles.
It measures: 11″ x 16″ x 5″ and the handles are 5”.
Recycled and Upcycled Messenger Bags
12. Torrain Recycled Rice Bag Shoulder Bags
If you love color, you have to check out Torrain Recycled Bags’ vibrant messenger bags. These cool bags are made with upcycled rice and feed bags, and every one is one-of-a-kind.
Each messenger bag has an adjustable crossbody strap and an overflap that has a snap closure. Plus, there’s a zipper closure to keep your valuables safe. There are interior pockets hold your valuables and the linings are made with recycled plastic bottles.
13. Upcycling by Milo Vintage Prints Laptop Bag
Upcycling by Milo makes vibrant accessories from an array of reclaimed materials, including vinyl records, billboards, candy wrappers, and more. You can see more of their one-of-a-kind designs in my posts on eco-friendly laptop cases and iPad mini covers.
This laptop briefcase is made with vintage advertisements, which are covered with a clear plastic coating to preserve the images and protect the bag’s contents from the elements. Soft interior padding will protect your laptop from bumps and scratches. This briefcase has convenient carry handles, plus an adjustable shoulder strap.
The padded compartment measures 14.2″ x 10.2″ and the exterior measures 14.8″ wide x 11.3″ tall x 2.5″ deep. You’ll be able to fit a 15” laptop or smaller into this briefcase.
14. Upcycling by Milo Recycled Candy Wrappers Briefcase
This laptop briefcase will fit a 15” laptop or smaller. The padded compartment measures 14.2″ x 10.2″ and the exterior measures 14.8″ wide x 11.3″ tall x 2.5″ deep.
15. Sea Bags Upcycled Sail Cloth Tote
This bag measures 14″ tall x 18” wide x 6″ deep.
16. Alchemy Goods Recycled Tires Laptop Messenger Bag
For a super durable and water-resistant laptop messenger bag, check out this design from Alchemy’s Goods. The exterior is made with recycled bicycle inner tubes. It’s got a padded shoulder strap, plus a loop for a bicycle light and a reflective strip, making it perfect for evening rides. There’s also a convenient grab-handle and a zippered outside pocket.
The cool messenger bag is padded and will safely carry a 15″ laptop. There are also interior organizational pockets, including one with a zipper.
It measures 20″ by 14″ by 6″.
17. Alchemy Goods Haversack Messenger Bag
If you want a messenger bag with a narrower profile, this design by Alchemy Goods fits the bill. It’s also super durable and water resistant, making it perfect for rainy days. The shoulder strap is made with an upcycled seatbelt. This bag features an outside zipper pocket as well as interior pockets to hold your valuables.
It measures: 10” x 6” x 11”.
18. Haiku Recycled Plastic Bottles Messenger Bag
Super functional, it will work as a classic crossbody messenger bag or it can be converted into a backpack. There are two outside pockets for your reusable water bottle and other items, plus an interior pocket that will hold a tablet computer.
Available colors: red, black, black with white detail, blue, teal, and gray