Cotton weave fabric backpack in slate blue by Aura Que
This backpack is made in a great very strong woven cotton fabric and is lined with heavy weight black cotton fabric. So it's washable and all natural fibres, making a useful item which will just mellow and soften with use. We chose three colours to have in our range - this slate blue, a grey and a mustard. Each is lined in black cotton and has a side pocket with a zip for security, on the inside. The straps have nice brass fittings so they're fully adjustable. The whole piece feels nicely 'authentic'.
They are designed and imported by one of the small design-led companies we show - Aura Que is a collaboration between UK designer Laura Queening and the small producer groups she works with in Asia. She looks to use traditional skills and local materials as much as possible, aiming to encourage empowerment through work for the individual producers who make the items. She has a passion for Eastern design and appreciation for artisan craftsmanship, handmade processes and traditional textiles.
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