The Grid: A sustainable and modular backpack of premium canvas & leather that you can customize to your needs!
iCrowdNewswire – Feb 9, 2016
The Grid allows you to combine style with function at all times and is suitable to pretty much every situation. Through different pockets and colors you can create over 35.000 variations of this backpack! It is crafted by hand out of premium leather and canvas from organic cotton.
You can combine pockets of different size & color – over 35.000 variations are possible!
We are talking about the first backpack that is as much a nerd as it is a fashionista – a product that is not a compromise, but perfectly fulfills high aesthetical expectations as well as as functional innovation. The Grid lets you swap the attachable pockets just as you need it everyday. Like all KANCHA products, it is handcrafted in a sustainable production process with real leather and canvas from organic cotton.
Play around and find a unique way of wearing The Grid
The Grid protects your laptop well and has 3 different compartments
We all are urban nomads, yet we are all different. Let’s celebrate this diversity! The Grid is designed for artists and businessmen alike. Use your imagination and create your very own bag!
For us, few days are alike – so why should our backpack be? Hence, we developed a simple modular system that gives you the freedom to rethink everyday what you really need to carry around and what not. Furthermore you can use the different pockets individually too, as a wallet or belt-bag for example. The strict and sleek design takes its inspiration from the Fibonacci system – what else combines function and beauty better? At KANCHA, social impact is the core of all our activities: we produce in a fair and responsible way in our workshops in Kyrgyzstan to maximize local value creation. All of this combined, we duely believe, kicks ass!
The detachable pockets seem to give the impression that they are easy targets for pickpockets, simply rip and run. But The Grid’s pockets are attached with a metal rivet that requires clipping the pockets carefully on and off, and pulling it in public space would not lead to them coming loose.
The Grid with its different pockets and colors gives you more than 35.000 possibilities to create your bag. Not saying you should try them all, but it does give you extensive space to improvise and adapt it. And on top of that, you can get the “creative cord” made out of leather that gives you an infinite number of possibilities to attach bottles, rackets or an axe…check out the different urban nomads below to see what’s all possible!
Attaching the pockets by pulling the straps through the loop
The pockets of course work for themselves as well. Use them on your belt, on the bike, in the bathroom, get craaaaaaaazy!
Use the pockets individually the way you like
Quality craftsmanship is one of KANCHA’s core values, and The Grid will also be carefully handcrafted in our workshops. Our attention to detail and decades of experience of our craftspeople in leather processing guarantee a long life for this bag.
Snapshots from our leather workshop led by Artur
At KANCHA, we personally get all the raw materials from source. Merino wool, which will be processed to protective felt, leather from Kyrgyz cow herds, and canvas from organic cotton, grown in the south of Kyrgyzstan.
Overview of our raw materials
The main motivation behind KANCHA is to develop and produce innovative useful accessories and thereby creating sustainable social impact in our production country Kyrgyzstan. By doing so, we set an example of how we believe a business in a globalized world should be run – leading to more equality.
We are creating employment paying fair wages, offer addtional services which typically are not available in Kyrgyzstan, such as free healthcare support and provision of microloans, and support youth entrepreneurship through coaching and financing. We constantly improve our footprint along the triple bottom line with the main premise of maximizing value creation in our production country. Each of our products – so far we offer tech sleeves, wallets and photography accessories – comes with a handmade label signed by one of our crafting nomads to which you can directly connect if you like. Check our homepage for more background → www.kancha.de/en
Impressions of Kyrgyzstan
Below you see co-founder Tobias visiting sheep herds in rural Kyrgyzstan from where we source our raw merino wool.
Source: Womans Interest