Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Bhallot backpackc/o; Lemuel MC dress; Posse sandals

Are you looking for an eco-friendly backpack that respects fair-trade as well as the environment, which will last longer and is versatile? Stop right there, I found what you need!

Before departure for this trip, I discovered the backpack brand made of jute plant, Bhallot. It was created and developed in Bangladesh by two Frenchies, Jean-Baptiste and Guillaume, who specialize in burlap. Don’t be jump out of your chair because of where the bags are made! This beautiful project contributes to the development of the jute plant sector with a great ecological value since it is a very resistant plant and only requires 160L of water for a kilogram of jute, whereas cotton (what we most regularly wear) needs 20000L of water for each Kg! By choosing this fabric, Bhallot wishes to re-launch the jute plant sector in agriculture and to support local artisans by creating jobs and valuing their expertise. From the grain all the way to the bag, the production is, therefore, made 100% Bengali and labeled by the World Fair-Trade Organisation (WFTO).

In today’s article, I present to you their model named Bosta – The Roll Top unix that I took for our visit to the rice terraces of North Ubud in Bali, Tegalalang. The waxed jute plant fabric is incredibly soft and flexible. The tissue is water resistant, perfect for humid Bali. Burlap is known to be a strong fabric, and I can reassure you that: I fell off the scooter in Bali! I’m ok, just a few scratches on my elbow, but the bag literally saved my back and it remains intact!
The bag is very comfortable, practical and functional. It’s got a deep, discrete, pocket on each side, for my phone, sunglasses, water bottle…things I take in and out. And for “digital nomads” like us, there is an interior pocket for your laptop. Keep watching until the end to see the inside!

You have got five days left to pre-order the backpack of your choice at a lower price, while supporting the project right here, on the crowd funding platform, Ulule.

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali
Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali
Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali
Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali
Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali
Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali
Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

Thanks very much for stopping by The Pastel Project!
See you very soon for another article about sustainable fashion, lifestyle, and travel!
Bisous, Margot

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Photos: Julian Calo

2 Comments on Eco & fair backpack | Rice Terrace, Bali

  1. Lancelam
    05/07/2017 at 10:51 pm (2 months ago)

    Great article buddy. I have learned a lot of new things by reading this article. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Reply
  2. camilla-rose
    14/07/2017 at 11:44 am (1 month ago)

    Superbe ce sac! je trouve le projet Bhallot très abouti car les sacs sont non seulement éco-responsable mais stylés et fonctionnels! un achat que je ferai certainement et une adresse que j’ajoute sur ma liste éco-responsable. Merci Margot, j’aime beaucoup te suivre car tes articles sont très intéressants et les photos très belles.

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