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 unique variants of this rucksack with materials we have at hand; vintage cotton for 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 adopting low carbon practices and environmental stewardship in our day to day operations, using organic fibres, recycling high-quality material in small batch production, cultivating native plant tannins on site when possible and using locally sourced beeswax for a weather-proofed long-lasting finished product. Chemistry + Craft operates on traditional Anishnaabe territory covered by the Robinson-Huron treaty. We are commited to life-long learning and to continuous evolving, as a small business, in a regionally specific, community-driven way with respect for the land, its' people, teachings and relations. 

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Shale 7L hemp canvas rucksack *light taupe* + BONUS CARD HOLDER
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chemistry + craft
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$220.00
Shale 7L hemp canvas rucksack *light taupe with a hint of gold* + BONUS CARD HOLDER
Vendor
chemistry + craft
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$220.00
Shale 7L organic cotton canvas rucksack *taupe fade* + BONUS CARD HOLDER
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chemistry + craft
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$200.00