Marie Backpack – Old Map Fabric

120.00130.00

Sallyann’s Handmade Bags are beautifully made backpacks created from unique rainproof fabrics and recycled jeans

  • handmade in Ireland
  • customisation available
  • suitable for vegans and vegetarians
  • timeless and practical designs to last

Each bag is unique because only one bag can be cut from each pair of jeans. I use as much of the jeans as I can in my manufacturing. The belt loops are used to attach the key clips inside the handbags, and the zips from the jeans are recycled into coin purses, using up the offcuts of the outer fabrics in the process.

Some people like the additional security of a zip pocket on the inside of their handbag, and it is always a useful extra. If you would like to add in a zip pocket, that is easily done! Simply click to add in an Inside Zip Pocket when you order.

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Description

You asked for a backpack, and here, after two years of trials, prototypes and testing, is the Marie Backpack!  This is a great backpack, designed to carry comfortably everything you might throw in it .  It is lightweight, yet strong, sturdy and long lasting, like all my handbags.

It can happily accommodate a novel, MacBook or other 13″ laptop, lunchbox, baby stuff, holiday bits and pieces and all your bits in the main body of the backpack. The main section has a patch pocket and a key clip inside too. For a small extra charge, you can add in a zip pocket into the inside of the backpack too.

The outside is made from rainproof fabric and printed with unusual Old Map fabric.  You can specify which of the following continents you would like to feature not he front of the backpack – it can be one of Europe, North America, South America or Africa. Please note the maps date from c.1900 and contain colonial era names for some countries, and the maps predate certain country’s independence.

On this particular backpack I include an extra patch pocket inside instead of a jeans pocket on the front, because you don’t want to obscure the map with a pocket! If you choose to add in an inside zip pocket you will have a patch pocket as well.

The back of the backpack has a clever zip pocket sewn into it, for security, so that you can keep valuables in this if you’re worried that someone might dip into the main body of your backpack, which is often a concern for backpack owners.

The straps are 2.5cm wide and made from dark navy webbing which will be comfortable to wear and wide enough to spread the weight of whatever it is you are carrying.  There is a small loop at the top of the bag to lift it up like a handbag when required.

The bag is lined with recycled jeans, meaning that every bag is unique, because it is impossible for me to cut more than one Marie Medium Backpack from a pair of jeans, and for that added touch of individuality, the recycled pocket on the front is always a one off.

Internal measurements of the base are 25cm x 9cm, and is 32cm in height internally.  External measurements are 26cm x 10cm, height 35cm.  All measurements are approximate, given that each bag is individually made and variations naturally occur.

Additional information

Inside Zip Pocket

No Thanks, Yes Please (€10)