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.
How can each backpack help to recover 3,5 kg of plastic when it only weights 1,2 kg?
On average, we have to recover at least 3,5 kg of ocean plastic to obtain a PET content of 1,5 kg which can be used to produce your backpack. Unfortunately, not all types of plastic can be turned into yarn, which is why we are working with local recycling partners to reintroduce all the recovered plastic into the production cycle. Each ton of recycled PET helps us save 2,8 barrels of oil and 1700 kg of CO2 emissions during our production process.
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.