backpack

A backpack filled with a dose of good conscience

I while ago I talked about my 2019 goals, and one of them was ‘buying with a more conscious mind’. Translating this into investing more in durable brands who care about the environment and their production processes. And pinqponq does all of that. They not only bring really minimal backpacks and accessories to the table, but also merge design, functionality and sustainability seamlessly together. All of their fabrics are 100% made of recycled PET bottles. And that’s not it. They also make sure toxic chemicals are completely kept out of the supply chain. They also work with the Fair Wear Foundation to improve the workplace conditions in their factories in Vietnam. To make it complete, their products are also peta approved vegan, so no animals were hurt either. Which means pinqponq cares about everything, everyone and everywhere. It definitely inspires me to continue with my future goals, to also care about my surroundings more. That’s why I decided to, among other things, quit using PET bottles from now on. (I think there’s more than enough …

Move easy

Meet Ucon Acrobatics, known for their minimalistic designed backpacks from Berlin. They create goods made to enable your journeys and explorations, while keeping the functional elements. Perfect for light packers like me. It can be a struggle to find an every day bag that fit your needs (read: store your goods in a ‘subtle’ way). Or it’s too big, or just too small… But Ucon’s Luca bag is just perfect. Its a waist bag that can be worn as a hand bag as well. It features the perfect amount of compartments: one for your phone, wallet and passport. It also has a foldable tablet sleeve (unfortunately I don’t own one ‘yet’), and even includes a bicycle lock and light holder. I might not be using those that much, but it gives the bag that ‘utility’ look which I can resemble with. Also: I figured out I can use the bag also as a camera bag. My Canon Mark 2 body fits perfectly, together with a small 1.8 50MM lens. And the bag still looks sleek …