This one is lightly pre-loved - from the first batch of rucksacks made by Sophie (the new maker and owner of CHEMISTRY + CRAFT), in the fall of 2021. Broken in by the rucksack maker herself, the canvas and leather have gotten softer with use ! It comes with a bonus prototype leather pouch (that might fit a smaller smartphone).
The 7L Shale rucksack is a minimalist mini-pack made of 100% organic cotton, 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.
The canvas for this rucksack was dyed using plant tannins, producing various shades of rose - brown. It comes with a faded line in the front and vintage cotton liner with pattern (no inner pocket).
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.
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: 100% recycled vintage cotton
Rosebrown: Plant tannins
Click below to find more detailed information on the materials used in this product.