Shale 7L cotton canvas rucksack *hint of gold*
Shale 7L cotton canvas rucksack *hint of gold*
Shale 7L cotton canvas rucksack *hint of gold*
Shale 7L cotton canvas rucksack *hint of gold*
Shale 7L cotton canvas rucksack *hint of gold*

Shale 7L cotton canvas rucksack *hint of gold*

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A minimalist mini-pack made of 100% organic cotton. The cutest thing we make, this one is perfect as a purse when in town and as a small daypack when out on the trails. It fits a lunch, tablet, paperback, and a change of socks and t-shirt. The flat outer pocket on the back holds a phone and a slim wallet. Keys, water bottle, bike lock and sunglasses can be hung on the side and front carabiner loops.

This rucksack is made with undyed cotton canvas and a slight golden glow from the beeswax finish. Some of the finishes use leftover bits of taupe coloured canvas, and grey cow suede (for the handle strap). The inner liner is made with a brown upcycled, thickly weaved cotton. 

Our canvas rucksacks are treated with northern Ontario beeswax for weatherproofing. Natural fibre and thread, designed with minimal metal (2 buckles only), minimal recycled plastic (for the shoulder strap padding) and maximal ethical and renewable resources. While we strive to make plastic-free products, we will occasionally recycle a yoga mat for padding in the shoulder straps or back. 

Colour variations and light or dark spots are normal, make each bag unique, and are beautiful vestiges of the hand-made process. All plant dyes gradually fade over time with exposure to light and life. Also keep in mind that your screen may not be accurate in representing colours as shown. Please get in touch with us if you have any colour concerns before ordering.


Please allow 5-10 business days to prepare for shipment. 

The Shale 7L rucksack is an original design by Mariana Lafrance.

Behind-the-scenes with the designer

In this clip, c+c intern Jordyn interviews Mariana about the design and inspiration behind the Shale rucksack. 

Product Details

Colours: See product options above.
Volume: 7L (expands to 9L)
Dimensions: 8" wide x 3.5" thick x 11" high (rolled) or 16" high (unrolled)
Weight: 1.25 lbs / 570 grams
Outer: 100% organic cotton canvas, northern Ontario beeswax, vegetable-tanned leather (variation includes hemp canvas shouldre straps and outer pocket)
Strap padding: Recycled yoga mat
Lining: upcycled cotton
Dyes used:
Hint of gold: undyed and/or suble tint of goldenrod
Grey: Iron acetate and plant tannins


Click below to find more detailed information on the materials used in this product.