Convertible Rucksack – Recycled Sail

Convertible Rucksack – Recycled Sail



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General Description:

Social Fabric’s convertible sail backpacks are made from old sails, and can be used either as a shopper or backpack. The sails come from the Zurich region, and are given a new life in our products. The backpack is water resistant, and the straps are adjustable in length. There is a little clip on the inside of backpack, to attach your keys.

We have updated the rucksack in 2020 based on your suggestions and it now has new additions: an inside pocket (made of 100% organic cotton fabric) and better quality straps, which are easier to adjust, are also made of 100% cotton and are custom made for us in Germany.

We are also introducing two new colour variations for the zippers in neon pink and neon yellow – these are very limited edition!

Story behind the Product:

We collect old sails from the Zurich area, that can no longer be used for sailing. The products are cut and sewn at our atelier in Zurich, by sewers who come from a refugee background. Through our programs, refugees have the chance to gain experience in the Swiss work environment. Read more about our refugee projects here.


Old sails are collected in the Zurich area. The zippers (black) are made by an Italian company that adheres to high environmental standards, and also includes a social employment project.

Further Information:

Colour: white, but every convertible sail backpack is an individual piece, and therefore there might be differences in the details. The sails are washed before production, but might have irregularities or small stains. Cotton straps and the inside pocket are always black.

Love your sail product:

Sustainability is not just about buying sustainable products, but also about taking care of what you have. We want you to enjoy your sail product for as long as possible. We are happy to repair any damage to your sail product for one year after you buy it. After one year, we will make repairs for a small cost.

Zipper colour

Black, Neon Pink, Neon Yellow