Where does the ocean plastic for your backpacks come from?
With the combined power of our network of 1500 fishermen and partners, we collect Ocean Plastic at our Clean-up activities in Demak in Indonesia. It is then cleaned, shredded and turned into pellets before it can become the high quality yarn that is used to craft your sustainable travel bag. The problem of ocean plastic begins on shore where waste management structures and education on the topic are often lacking. We’re dedicated to raising collective awareness through educational activities locally and for our global community via social media.
How do you make sure my backpack won’t end up in our oceans again?
We only consider a durable product a truly sustainable one. If your travel bag is damaged or shows signs of wear, we will repair it as part of our GOT BAG Cycle so it will never end up in our oceans again. Remaining material will be reintroduced in the next production cycle.
You retrieve 2,5 kg plastic from the ocean for each backpack. How come the Daypack only weights 540g?
Unfortunately, we can only use PET to produce our backpacks and accessories. But that doesn’t mean, we only gather bottles from the ocean. As we are dedicated to the fight against plastic pollution, we collect all kinds of plastic from the sea. Usually, the PET content is about 30% meaning we have to collect approximately 2,5 Kg plastic to have enough material for a Daypack. The other kinds of plastic are recycled by local partners. This process isn’t just beneficial to the oceans, it also helps to reduce CO2 emissions by 1700 kg and consumption of crude oil by 2,8 barrels per ton of recycled PET.
How sustainable is your logistic chain and packaging?
Your order will be delivered to your front door using as little emissions as possible. For this purpose, our products are transported by train from Asia to Europe.
All packaging is FSC-certified. We’re constantly working on optimisation towards an climate-neutral shipping option.