A minimalist mini-pack made of 100% organic cotton. 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.
**SECONDS SPECIAL** The very first bag made by our new rucksack maker - it is a little rough around the edges, with visible signs of stitches from disassembly/reassembly. Liner is made with plain white recycled cotton.
Our canvas rucksacks are treated with northern Ontario beeswax for weatherproofing. Natural fibre and thread, designed with minimal metal (2 buckles only) and maximal ethical and renewable resources. This bag is also 100% plastic-free and uses wool for shoulder strap padding. It is made with undyed cotton canvas and a slight golden glow from the beeswax finish.
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.
**BONUS PROTOTYPE** Get this bag with a notebook cover add-on! This pouch is about 7" X 10" and is made with waxed cotton, lined with brown cotton canvas that was left over from a previous production run. It can fit a small notebook or mini tablet.
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.
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: recycled cotton
Click below to find more detailed information on the materials used in this product.