|Matt & Nat Peltola backpack in artichoke|
When I was in school I resented having to use a backpack.
|Anku backpack in black by socially conscious brand KON-DOR.
They incorporate traditional Ecuadorian crafts in their designs.
But these days it’s a different story.
The backpack has definitely made a stylish comeback, and since I decided to get a black one for an overseas trip, it’s become my old faithful.
Backpacks can be a sustainable fashion choice – particularly if you choose one of the conscious brands I’ve curated for this post. But the main benefit for me is the awesome concept of VERSATILITY.
|Matt & Nat vegan Mumbai backpack with 100% recycled nylon lining|
I’ve touched on versatility in our shopping choices a few times, including in my last post featuring new bag brand Festival Bag Co. (I’ve got a bit of a theme going here don’t I!).
Versatility is the conscious consumer’s best friend, as everything you own will eventually have more than one use.
|Matt & Nat Aries in cerise|
Well that’s my aim anyway! If you invest in a well-made, durable and good-looking backpack, you can:
- Use it as a handbag by day
- Chuck your gym things in it
- Walk home comfortably
- Take it travelling with you
- Go hiking
- Carry your kids’ things in it
- Carry your partner’s things in it…
- You get the idea!
There are quite a few brands making thoughtful, good-looking backpacks – just find the right one for you!
|A backpack made from pineapple leaves! Smith Matthias have used new
sustainable fibre Piñatex™ to create their backpack
|Inside a Piñatex™ Back Pack by Smith Matthias|