Handmade hemp and cotton backpack dyed with natural dyes. We reissued our Annapurna with new colors developed by Hemper: lilac and pistachio green. The backpack has 4 outside pockets, one of them with flap. The interior has a compartment for computers up to 15″. The zippers, metal YKK, have a mountain rope puller.
Water: 147 liters used – 42% saved
Toxic: 24% saved
Waste: 0.16kg of waste
People: 33 people involved
For the closure we use remnants of rope that are no longer useful, so the color and shape of the rope may vary from that of the photo.
Measurements in cm: 28 x 33 x 25
We recommend hand washing, with mild soap and cold water.
How product is made
The entire Hemper production process is done using traditional textile techniques and materials from Nepal. The process begins in the mountains of the of the western villages of Nepal, where hemp has been handled for centuries. In these villages, rural families grow and harvest it. Then, it is boiled in order to obtain the inner fibers that are later attached to each other forming the yarn. The yarn is taken to Kathmandu, more in particular to a community of low-income families located in the neighborhood of Budhanilkantha. In these families, women are in charge of washing the yarn and get it prepared for crafting. When it is ready, using a traditional loom, the yarn is interlaced forming the fabrics. Later on, the process continues in Budhanilkantha, where tailors craft the final backpack. The main core where our backpack production takes place is in a community located in the neighborhood of Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu. This is the place where some of the workers live and most of them work. Recycled rice bags is used for the inner protection, that also shape and contribute to the durability and resistance of the bag. Hemp is one of the less polluting natural fibres, that is why focus on a product that contains a high percentage of this fibre. It does not need neither herbicides nor pesticides since it does not suffer from pest problems. Only 200-500 litres of water are used to produce 1kg of dried hemp. On the other hand, 10 times more is needed to produce 1kg of cotton. It is the plant with the most O2 regeneration power.
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