Birch Backpack in Black & Gold
Structured vegan leather backpack
- Black textured MIRUM® vegan leather
- Beige GOTS organic cotton lining
- Plant cellulose structural board
- Light gold hardware
- Thin leather adjustable straps
- Magnetic closures
- Internal and external zip pocket
- Will fit a slim laptop
- W 26cm x H 31cm x D 10.5cm
Our vegan leather is 100% plastic-free, but please note our bags still contain a very small percentage of plastic - as there are synthetics in the glue and the thread that our workshop used. We are addressing this issue next production round!
What is MIRUM®?
MIRUM® is a high-quality, luxurious leather imitation material made from:
- 47% natural tree rubber
- 26% natural fibres and fillers
- 27% plant oils and waxes
- Backed with natural cotton
Created by chemists in the USA, MIRUM® is a categorically new material, as other 'plant-based' vegan leathers on the market today rely on a percentage of plastic to achieve their durability. MIRUM® is made in the USA, produced at a renewable energy powered factory in Illinois. It's much less resource intensive to produce than animal or synthetic leather, and requires no water during manufacturing.
MIRUM® is not only beautiful, plastic-free and natural - it's tough. Testing has found MIRUM® to be incredibly tear, abrasion, water and UV resistant. Big players in the automotive industry are already using it for car interiors.
In fact, MIRUM® is too hard-wearing to be legally classified as biodegradable. But so is a tree. Just as you don't want your wooden house to break down whilst you're living in it, you don't want your designer vegan handbag to break down whilst you're wearing it. MIRUM® lasts an incredibly long time, and returns nutrients to the soil at the end of its life.
It is completely circular, and can also be recycled to create new MIRUM®. We are not currently participating in this program, because of the emissions of shipping bags back to the USA, and as there are some synthetic polymers in our glue. We are working hard to find a natural rubber based glue for our next production run.
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