For World Oceans Week 2021, we've partnered up with sponsor and legacy outdoors equipment company Fjällräven for a special edition Kånken Art Sling backpack with a mission to keep plastics out of the oceans. Piece by piece.
This is the classic Kånken backpack scaled down to a small shoulder bag. Available in both Ocean Deep and Ocean Surface color palettes, this unique fabric design was developed by Swedish illustrator and animator Linn Fritz, with an aim to raise awareness about plastic waste and the health of our oceans.
The special edition fabric consists of Fjällräven’s G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco, which is made from recycled polyester and organic cotton. Further, each Kånken Art Sling backpack features a special edition Explorers Club World Oceans Week "Compass Wave" Pin, enamel on gold plating.
About 71% of the earth ́s surface is covered by oceans. They produce over half of the oxygen on our planet and are home to over one million species of animals and even more plants. Furthermore, the oceans are the key regulators of the climate. It is safe to say that every living thing on Earth is dependent on the health of our seas.
Tragically, estimates indicate that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish, unless we seriously change our habits and the way we handle our waste. This special edition Kånken Art Sling backpack aims to increase awareness around these problems, but also hopes to inspire change: Since 80% of ocean plastics come from land, our immediate surroundings are a good place to start. Let’s do it together, one piece of plastic at a time.By purchasing your Kånken Art backpack through The Explorers Club and World Oceans Week, you are supporting the scientific exploration of the oceans, land, air, and space, as well as research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences.
Please note! The appearance of each backpack will vary slightly due to the patterned fabric.
Please also note that this is a speciality item; please allow 2-3 weeks for shipment.
Scaled down classic backpack to create a small shoulder bag.
Made from G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco S in recycled polyester and organic cotton.
Zippered main compartment with inside pocket.
Zippered quick-access pocket on the back, perfect for your phone and other small items.
Adjustable shoulder strap and handles at the top.
Hardwearing and water resistant.
Name label inside.
Includes our limited edition World Oceans Week "Compass Wave" Pin. Enamel on gold plating, 0.75" diameter, Cloisonné style, with 8mm Butterfly Clutch.