African inspired backpack – springtime

African inspired backpack – springtime


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General Description:

I am special because…
… my design was inspired by African refugees living in Zurich
… I was printed and sewn by women who used to work in the sex industry in India. Buying me helps these women and their children to live a life of freedom.
… by buying me you help to build stronger communities and transparent textile supply chains.

The Story behind the Product

This backpack was designed by Social Fabric and was sewn and printed by the women of Freeset in India. Freeset is a Social enterprise that retrains and employs former prostitutes in Calcutta.

The story behind the design:

In autumn, 2017, we asked our African team members to collect their favourite ideas based on African textile prints. We sent this inspiration to a Finnish textile designer, Sanna Lehti, and she came up with a variety of designs. Then we asked for the votes, of you, our community. Based on the public voting, we chose the three favourites!


The backpacks are made from 100% GOTS-certified cotton fabric, made in India.

Further Information:

Size: 36cm x 28cm x 14cm

Colour: natural with black and turquoise print

Love your backpack:

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