The expandable Bould Pack sling bag lasts a lifetime and helps heal the planet, too

This versatile hip and sling bag isn’t just sustainable; it could even improve the plant’s soil quality in the long run.

Once derisively nicknamed Fanny Packs, bags that you can easily sling over your shoulders or around your hips have become hip again, no pun intended. The explosion of such compact travel bags has naturally caused a surge in production and the use of materials that, unfortunately, don’t exactly do wonders for the environment. There have been attempts to use more sustainable materials, but those sometimes have their own set of drawbacks and compromises that have manufacturers running back to petroleum-based materials. With a single, almost magical natural resource, however, this versatile bag solves all those problems while also almost magically letting you carry everything you need for light travel, even including your trusty camera.

Designer: Kiri Mccart

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Most bags are made from a combination of different materials like plastics, leather, and cotton. Many sustainable alternatives try to reduce the impact of these products on the Earth but sometimes come with disadvantages like reduced durability or short lifespans. The harvesting of these resources also has its own negative impact that can’t simply be solved just by growing more plants that, in turn, could also drain the soil dry of nutrients when left unchecked.

Natural Materials – Hemp Fiber is 4x stronger than cotton and more than twice as strong as steel.

Kodama’s solution has actually existed for millennia, but with some modern know-how and production techniques, Hemp can be turned into a miracle fabric that can solve most of the limitations of sustainable alternatives, as proven by this Bould Pack. The plant-based Hemp Canvas, for example, is proven to be four times more tear-resistant than cotton, surviving unscathed against a sharp knife. By fusing PU coating underneath the fabric, this hemp textile also becomes waterproof. These properties also make it possible to scrub off stubborn dirt and stains without damaging the back, making the Bould Pack almost immortal without being harmful to the environment like plastics.

Material is strong enough for the slash of a sharp knife to leave almost no impact.

Hemp, of course, has to be planted and harvested just like cotton and other organic materials. What makes the plant special is its natural regenerative properties that actually help improve the quality of the soil after it is harvested, partly thanks to how deep its roots go. It can also help purify not just the air but also the soil it grows on. Sure, it still needs water and nutrients, but it requires less of them compared to other plants used for textile, such as cotton. The bag’s insides are also made with hemp, but a lighter kind that has natural antibacterial properties that will keep your things germ-free, even if you leave a snack open for a day or two.

The Bould Pack isn’t just a bold sustainable statement, of course. It’s also a bold statement on versatility. With five pockets of different sizes, it has room for almost anything you need to carry for a brief trip or adventure, not including a hidden pocket for important documents or keys. And if that weren’t enough, simply unzip the rear section of the bag to expand its capacity, leaving enough space for a 9-inch water bottle or, better yet, a DSLR camera. The bag is also flexible in how you wear it, whether you prefer to wrap it around your hip, sling it across your back, or secure it in front of your chest. The Bould Pack adjusts to you, not the other way around.

Fit up to a 9″ water bottle.

Crossbody sling bags are a dime a dozen these days, but one that will last you a lifetime and helps make the world a better place at the same time is one-of-a-kind. Versatile, durable, expandable, and sustainable, the Bould Pack lets you help give back to the Earth while keeping your everyday carry safe and sound inside a fashionable bag. And all that for only $39 on Kickstarter, making it one of the easiest ways to help save the planet as you go on your own mini-adventures in life.

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