Thursday, August 22, 2013

Green Backpacks

At a $120, these backpacks won’t be for everyone but I think the concept is great and hopefully the price will come down in the future. 

Keen Harvest III Backpack

Crafted from repurposed and recycled items, this backpack is made from pre-consumer airbags that are locally harvested and upcycled into this one-of-a-kind backpack. The body fabric is water-resistant and the interior pocket keeps things organized. KEEN's Harvest III bag collection is built in the USA.

<![if !vml]><![endif]>Weight: 1.3 lbs/0.6 kg
Type: Backpacks
Shell: Repurposed Materials
Lining: Polyester
Dimensions: 16" x 13" x 4.75" l 40cm x 33cm x 12cm
Capacity: 1404 cu in / 23
Built in the U.S.A.: All, All
The collection also includes a messenger bag ($120) and tote ($70).  The only color available is white/grey.

In doing a search online, there are many other backpacks that are made eco-friendly by using natural cotton and organic materials and they are about half the price of the Keen backpack. 

Gene Dempsey, City Forester
Office of Sustainability
Office - (954) 828-5785  Fax - (954) 828-4745