Our friend Jade over at Uncommon Gear put the Guatemala 1 Raja Pack to the test and man, were we excited to read her review! Here's an excerpt from her write-up:
Product & Design
Step into the design process of our bags, get the first look at new product roll-outs, see collaborations, brand alliances and more.
Latest articles from Socially responsible products & social impact design
OH MY GOSH!! Not sure if you've seen the news yet, but we were featured in The Huffington Post this week! Must have been a Diwali, Festival of Lights, gift.
This brings us joy. Co-Founder Jake couldn't have said it better when he said, "It means a lot to our little mission, and to me personally, to receive validation from the Huffington Post on the topic of socially responsible business and sustainable practice."
What's up everyone, head designer Jake here, reporting live for the tribe from hot and sweaty Saigon. Now that I've been close to the sewing needle and knee deep in THREAD fabrics for about a month now, I figured it'd be a great time to reveal some cool bag related details that you might not know about. A lot of you beautiful people have been getting behind our socially responsible mission, and now more than ever, we've been receiving questions about eco-design considerations and if we take any measures to be responsible in the green way as well. The answer is 'absolutely YES'! Or at least we try our best. Some of them are just buried deep within the bag construction. Here's the inside scoop.
You may remember our last post about Tribe Member Naomi, the creative gal behind Anywhere But Home, a blog that chronicles her misadventures as she meanders around the globe. Well, this lady is still on the move and she is still carrying an Indonesia 5 Raja Pack, which she calls her Batik Buddy (we love it, Naomi!!).
The Ethnotek Crew are a bunch of curious folks. We can't help ourselves. When we see people carrying a pack, we want to know what's in there (and most of us are really not shy, so if we run into you, we'll probably ask you). We are especially curious when we see backpackers. Being on an extended travel means having to carry your whole life on your back. And so, that begs the question, what are those can't-live-without-it items that make their way into travelers packs?