Ethnic backpacks for kids, men & women

Leading brands or eco-friendly backpacks?

When I started college I needed a bag, upon doing a quick google search for the word backpack, I quickly discovered that the top results showed bags that I felt not only were not the right style for me but were also very expensive ranging from £39 - £69.

After looking around many times, I eventually came across one that I liked, it was an Indian backpack that was made in Nepal by hand using fabrics, delicately creating each unique item, not something that is mass-produced by leading manufacturers from a factory.

When I finished college and created my own company, I looked at my old bag and thought wow, we could find a backpacks supplier and start our own range that was much cheaper - from £14.99, with free-post, suitable for kids, men and women, offering better value to our customers and without the use of plastic, we had our mission in mind.  

What type of Indian bag do we sell?

We sell many types including those that are suitable for school lunches, for a laptop, travelling, going shopping, riding a motorcycle, crossbody, over the shoulder, duffel, and others all in assorted colours.

Our most popular cultural bags

1. Peacock mandala

peacock mandala bag

This stunning Indian peacock duffel bag is made from cotton, you can really get lost in the design as your eyes are drawn to the centre. An extremely colourful bag that has been given a serious amount of time to make, made using only offcuts of the finest fabrics in India.

2. Elephant tree

elephant tree bag

A bold rainbow design that merges an Indian elephant, and the famous tree of life. These styles are mixed together into a beautiful infusion and then meets a traditional mandala backpack. The elephant symbolises wisdom, intelligence, and the tree of life symbolises immortality, growth, and strength. This is an item that is fairly traded from artisans throughout India. This bag makes for a wonderful gift or treat for yourself, do you know what is amazing about duffel bags?

They can store so much inside, when filling them you can simply keep stuffing! The mix of rainbow colours such as the red, blue, green, yellow and orange hues, makes this bag great for festivals. Not only does it store a load of items but also it is stylish and bright at the same time. This bag will represent you with the affirmations of a fresh start in life, positive energy, and good health. 

3. Student Satchel

Student satchel

Across the body satchel that is made from Geri cotton, in a classic vertical stripey fashion. Unisex and most suitable for school, college or university, as it can hold your workbooks!

4. Collapsible rucksack

collapsible geri bag

This bag collapses down and is perfect for fitting into a suitcase for use when travelling, featuring a horizontal striped design in assorted colours. It's really delightful to have!

5. Patchwork gym bag

patchwork bag 

Made from offcuts of bedspread fabrics, featuring a drawstring closure. Perfect for stuffing with gym-ware (towel, shorts, deodorant etc), and closing. 

6. Multipurpose bag

multipurpose bag

Bold colour, with a geometric diamond pattern, suitable as a bike bag, for exploring, or to use at the gym, quite large with a lot of storage space.

7. Tree-of-life

tree of life bag

This stunning tree of life duffel bag is extremely unique, and to me resembles peace, comfort and security. It is made from bold and beautiful material from India. This bag is ideal as a gym bag; easy to stuff and close. It is available in a selection of brilliant bright patterns, this generous bag has sturdy straps linked to the drawstring closure. It approximately 25cm × 45cm, and was handcrafted in India. The lightweight bag weighs approximately 100g and is machine washable. 

8. Om symbol

om symbol bag

The Om symbol is a sacred sound that is known as the sound of the universe. The essence of ultimate reality, and unifies everything.

9. Chakala hemp backpack

Chakala hemp backpack

My all time favourite backpack, the chakala hemp bag is the one that I purchased when I was studying at college and I loved it. It is multipurpose, useful for storing books, a laptop, has two side pockets for carrying bottles, has plenty of space inside for everything you need to take with you on your travels. On top of that, it is made from eco friendly hemp. Each bag is lovingly handmade in Nepal, India by our supplier who we have built a strong friendship with over the years. 

I hope that you found this buying guide useful. To see our full range of ethical backpacks for all check our entire bag and pouches collection.

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