Recycled Travel Backpack - Kochi - Mini
SIZE: 8"W X 13"H X 5"D
VOLUME: 10 LITERS
MAIN COMPARTMENT + THREE EXTERIOR POCKETS
18"-34" ADJUSTABLE STRAPS
This size is perfect for adults or kids. The straps adjust from 18" to 34" just like the larger 18-liter backpack. Look at photos for size comparison.
Traders, explorers, and travelers have been visiting the tropical shores of Kochi for over 600 years. Nowhere else in India can you find such an intriguing mix of giant Chinese fishing nets, a 400-year-old synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese houses, and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. A ride on a houseboat through the backwaters of this southern state of Kerala changes your world. Wander more by wearing a piece of Kochi. Explore Kochi on the Rice Love Journal.
A BACKPACK THAT IS UNIQUELY YOURS
Every backpack is one-of-a-kind! The new colorful cotton patterned pieces are consistent on every Kochi, however the burlap (jute) pieces on the sides and the front pocket are recycled from authentic Indian rice bags. Each piece is unique. There will never bee another backpack made just like it. The slight imperfections you find help tell this incredibly human story between the fabrics, the seamstress who made it, the family who received the rice, and you. As you use this backpack, you carry the story forward through your daily adventures.
RECYCLED = ECO-FRIENDLY
Handmade from used jute/burlap rice bags, the bags in the Recycled Collection are made from plant-based fibers, are biodegradable, and eco-friendly. Our recycled bags have the natural smell of jute/burlap. We keep discarded rice bags out of the landfills and give them new life! Buying this bag helps preserve the earth's resources! Good karma. Good vibes.
WHAT YOU ARE GIVING
This bag provides 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of rice, which provides the rice needed for 12 individual meals. Based on a typical family of 4 in India, eating rice 3 meals per day, this gift lasts one day. Your bag comes with a unique hang tag number, which allows you to find the photo and story of the family you are helping on ricelove.com. In order to make hand-delivery possible, others will be contributing to the same family you are. We deliver 25 kilos of rice per family at a time, which provides for about a month supply of rice! Buying this bag feeds families!
BEST USES & CARE
This is a lightweight backpack designed for day use. Great for packing a sweatshirt, laptop, food, and more. This is not a heavy duty pack. It is not designed for extended trips or to be filled with heavy items, such as multiple textbooks, multiple water bottles, or heavy gear. Recycled bags may be hand washed or spot cleaned and air dried. Please do NOT machine wash or machine dry.
INTERNATIONAL DUTIES NOTICE
All orders are shipped from the USA. The cost of import fees and/or duties are NOT included in the cost of shipping. If you live outside the USA, you may be required to pay a duty before you can pick up your package. It is important to know your countries rates for duties as you will be responsible for this added cost. If you do not pay the duty, the package will be returned to us. In this case, we will contact you to ask if you would like to pay to have the package re-shipped to you or if you would like a refund on the cost of the product (excluding shipping). Most European countries have import fees, however, they are generally less than the cost of the product(s), and the fees are not charged consistently on every package. Customers have not reported any duties for Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.