Collection: Hand-dyed, hand-waxed natural fibre rucksacks

Our minimalist roll-top rucksacks use an innovative and versatile drawstring closure design, allowing us to use minimal metal (2 buckles only) and minimal plastics (we sometimes recycle yoga mats for strap padding). All are made with hemp, organic cotton, beeswax, plant dyes, and vegetable-tanned leather. The same system comes in three sizes: Shale 7L, Quartzite 14L and Dolomite 18L. We also like producing uniquie variants of this signature rucksack with materials we have at hand; vintage cotton liners, scraps from a previous project, salvaged suede leather or high-quality upcycled canvas. 

These rucksacks are crafted in our rural northern Ontario workshop, surrounded by forest and wetland. We strive to minimize waste and maximize environmental impact by using organic fibres, sourcing more plant tannins on site, adopting low carbon practices and environmental stewardship in our day to day operations. Chemistry + Craft operates on traditional Anishnaabe territory covered by the Robinson-Huron treaty, and is commited to life-long learning and to continuous evolving, as a small business, in a way that respects the land, its' people, and its' teachings.  

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Shale 7L rucksack (multiple colours)
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chemistry + craft
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$200.00
Dolomite 18L rucksack (multiple colours)
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chemistry + craft
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$285.00
Quartzite 14L rucksack (multiple colours)
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chemistry + craft
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$245.00
Shale 7L cotton canvas rucksack *rosebrown*
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chemistry + craft
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$195.00
Shale 7L cotton canvas rucksack *hint of gold + recycled yellow cotton liner*
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chemistry + craft
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$185.00
**SECONDS SPECIAL + BONUS PROTOTYPE** Shale 7L cotton canvas rucksack with notebook pouch prototype
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chemistry + craft
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$145.00
Shale 7L organic cotton canvas rucksack *taupe fade* + BONUS CARD HOLDER
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chemistry + craft
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$200.00