While most bag makers use materials which deplete finite fossil fuel reserves and take 400-500 years to degrade into plastic dust, Terrapax Bags use renewable materials that could be later fully composted. Terrapax Bags, which include daypacks, briefcases, messenger bags, totes, and more, are crafted with robust outers of Hungarian hemp, french linen (flax) webbing and linings with vegetable tanned leather reinforcing.
Before Terrapax’s decides to use a material they make sure it meets these guidelines:
1. Does the material have any historical significance?
2. Is the origin of the material close to the earth (e.g., minimum processing?)
3. Can the material be returned to the earth (does it produce usable biomes) or continually reused without requiring re-manufacturing?
4. Does the processing of the material encourage a sustainable ecology and economy in the communities where it is developed? Is there educational value in the material production?
5. Does the material meet or exceed performance standards for its application?
6. Is the material beautiful?
May 13, 2008 1:08 PM | Bags Backpacks