Fjällräven – The Re-Kanken

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No longer the preserve of straight-spined Swedes on the school run, Fjallraven’s Kanken backpack is now a beloved piece of carrying kit the world over. Which, given it’s popularity is perhaps why the environmentally-conscious brand has decided to re-invent this firm favourite in the form of the Re-Kanken.

This relatively new addition to the Fjäll family has been produced using recycled plastic bottles and an energy efficient SpinDye colouring process both of which help to radically reduce each bag’s environmental footprint. What’s also great is that the whole backpack (save for its buttons and zips) have been created using the same material, with the main fabric, lining and straps all made from the same yarn, thus ensuring that a Re-Kånken bag will be a lot easier to recycle in the future.

Though given how long it takes to wear out an incredibly durable Kanken bag it’s handy that the Re-Kånken has retained all the timeless design features of its former guise with the only subtle difference being the Fjällräven badge has been embroidered rather than sewn on. This is a bag that will look after your possessions, your posture and the environment.

The Re-Kanken is available in many colours and also available in a smaller ‘Mini’ version. Take a closer look at the all new Re-Kanken bag at the Fjallraven Store or on our Kanken dedicated sister site My Kanken Bag.

by Neil Summers.