SUSTAINABLE BACKPACKS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE AND TRAVEL
Everyone needs a good and reliable backpack. Whether it's for a hike, school and work, or leisure use, it doesn't matter. A backpack should not be compromised.
Due to our time's increasing focus on the environment and sustainability, there are more and more sustainable backpacks on the market to choose from.
In this blog post, we have put together a list of 5 sustainable backpack brands.
But first let's look at what actually makes a backpack sustainable.
What is a sustainable backpack?
We can easily agree that sustainability is important and that we should buy products from companies that take care of the environment. Unfortunately, climate change and other effects of human activities are starting to show up around the world. Therefore, it is important that we as consumers make more environmentally friendly choices when we can, such as buying a sustainable rucksack. But what exactly makes a backpack sustainable?
Normal backpacks are typically made of polyester, which is an oil-based plastic. This substance is very polluting and unfortunately also emits large amounts of CO2 and microplastics, which is harmful to our environment.
Sustainable backpacks, on the other hand, typically use recycled or natural materials instead of polyester. This could, for example, be sustainable materials, such as recycled plastic bottles. Materials such as these have a significantly smaller impact on the environment and at the same time tend to make the products more durable in the long run.
5 Sustainable Backpack Brands
KIWEE designs and manufactures sustainable designer bags and backpacks that support free movement and life on the go. Among other things, KIWEE uses the material rPET, which is a substance extracted from recycled bottles and plastic material (recycled polyethylene). The material is extremely wear-resistant and therefore lasts a long time. The durable material also means that you can walk around every day with a clear conscience that you have done something good for nature. The bags from KIWEE also have a nice and stylish design.
You can read more about KIWEE here: https://naturam.dk/collections/kiwee
- The mountain raven
Fjällräven is a Swedish brand that is committed to sustainability throughout the manufacturing process, from design to production. Nature is Fjällräven's greatest source of inspiration. As far as possible, Fjällräven always tries to use natural recycled materials. They have also chosen not to use the harmful chemical Flurcarbon, as this cannot be broken down in nature.
You can read more about Fjallraven here: https://www.fjallraven.com/dk/da-dk/
Patagonia is one of the world's leading outdoor brands and they have a large selection of different backpacks. They are also leaders in sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. Patagonia always uses environmentally friendly materials to produce their products.
You can read more about Patagonia here: https://eu.patagonia.com/
Parkland Westport designs backpacks with a focus on design and sustainability. The outer material of Parkland bags is made from 100% recycled water bottles. In addition, through a partnership, 1% percent of sales go to non-profit organizations dedicated to protecting the planet.
You can read more about Parkland here: https://parklandmfg.com/
Picture is dedicated to making sustainable products. This means that all their backpacks are made from 100% recycled and organic materials. The 3 founders behind it, the Frenchmen Jeremy, Julien and Vincent, started the company with a shared passion for sustainability, and it therefore takes up a lot of space in the company's brand philosophy.
You can read more about Picture here: https://www.picture-organic-clothing.com/en/