Dimensions | H 37 x W 46 cm
"Backpack & Tote Bag" | made from agricultural waste & fermented coconut water
design by Malai / Slovakia & India
The backpack doubles-up as both, a backpack and a tote bag. Made from Malai, the bio-composite is developed from organic and sustainable bacterial cellulose, grown on agricultural waste sourced from the coconut industry in Southern India.
Waste coconut water, which is otherwise dumped causing further pollution to the soil is collected and re-purposed to feed the bacteria cellulose production. A small coconut-pressing unit can collect 4000 litres of water per day, which is then used to make 320 sq.m of Malai.
Combining a lightweight construction and comfortable design makes this bag the perfect and versatile solution to accompany you anywhere with ease. The backpack offers both comfort and security with two slip, front pockets as well as secure inner pockets and a large compartment to fit your laptop.
Malai is flexible and durable material that has a feel close to leather and paper, which is also water-resistant and because contains absolutely no artificial "nasties" it will not cause allergies, intolerance or illness.
The backpack is a 100% vegan product!
How to recycle: A product made from Malai will last many years when properly cared for, however should you wish to have a clear-out, it can simply be placed in your compostable waste where it breaks down naturally.