Our paper bags are made from a sturdy and sustainable wood pulp. This eco-friendly European material has been around for many years, and is often called “paper leather” because of how it softens beautifully with age.

You may recognize the washable paper material from the “leather” tags featured on most popular jean brands. 

This long-lasting material can mimic the look and function of animal leather, but has the two major advantages of being cruelty-free and environmentally conscious. 

Washable paper is made in Germany under Oeko-Tex Standard 100. It's developed from natural plant fibers and uses zero harmful substances throughout the entire production process, guaranteed. 

Why is Washable Paper the perfect material for bags and backpacks?  NewBlue Bags are

  • machine or hand-washable
  • lightweight and foldable
  • highly tear and water resistant
  • stands up on it's own for easy loading and unloading
  • durable and strong
  • cruelty-free and biodegradable
  • designed to last many years
  • made in the USA 

The sturdy material is similar to traditional vegan leather, but it is a fully plant-based natural leather. Unlike synthetic vegan leather, this paper is 100 percent natural, eco-friendly and sustainable. And best of all, it will soften and age like a natural product.