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Have you ever had a backpack that you were carrying heavy stuff with but you barely noticed? That’s exactly the phenomenon that I experienced recently with this sustainable eye-catcher from the Danish and sustainable label grünBAG, which I would like to tell you a bit more about.

A few days ago I shot these photos with Nadine Kunath and since I had to work after that I packed my laptop and a lot of other equipment. On the way, I kept having the feeling that I had forgotten my laptop because the backpack felt soooo light. Later, at a meeting, I let everyone there test out the bag because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t imagining it. But everyone was really impressed by how light the bag felt!

Sustainable materials

The backpack not only manages to sit comfortably but also looks great. All bags from grünBAG are made from recycled and / or sustainable materials. The particular model that I picked is made from Persenning aka Tarpaulin production remnants, an impregnated, waterproof fabric that is actually used for trucks or on ships. During the production of Tarpaulin, there are always scraps leftover, which usually are thrown away. The sturdy material is much too good for the garbage dump and fortunately grünBAG gives it a second life!

The backpack straps on my vegan backpack are also made of recycled polyester and old seat belts, which were still in good shape when the car was scrapped. Such a great way to reuse materials that would otherwise end up in the trash. So many stories in one bag!

Since the materials just mentioned were all originally made for industry, the bag is really stable and durable. There’s a good reason that grünBAG’s motto is “When you choose a grünBAG you have a bag for life.” You can read more about the materials used by grünBAG here! On the bottom of the backpack you will also find small metal feet, so you do not have to worry about scratches or abrasions when you take off the backpack! All bags are available in different colors and materials. 



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