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Lignum series - Hemp bags with a personal touch

Sustainable bags made of recycled hemp and organic cotton

This spring VAUDE will premiere bags in the new Packs ’n Bags Collection made from the renewable raw materials hemp and organic cotton - two long lost friends that are trending hot when it comes to durability and a strong eco-balance. As a third eco element, buckles made from biobased plastic made from castor oil have been added. VAUDE has used these materials to design six new chic and functional everyday companions for urban trendsetters who value individuality, naturalness and an ethical, sustainable lifestyle.

Hemp has been cultivated and used for textiles for thousands of years. However, the textile industry has only recently rediscovered the advantages of this robust plant. Hemp has one of the highest tensile strengths of any plant fiber, is easy to grow, hypoallergenic, naturally cooling and can compete with cotton when it comes to quality.

As Europe's sustainable outdoor outfitter, VAUDE has also added this renewable raw material to its repertoire; this spring it will make its debut in the Lignum bag series – backpacks and bags that perfectly complement a modern lifestyle with practical details and well-organized compartments. Distinctive designs with sophisticated cuts, a soft hand and a natural look makes these new Packs 'n Bags the up and coming stars of the spring season. The attention to detail becomes apparent with daily use. The models are extremely versatile, they score with VAUDE’s renowned functionality and most of them can be carried in a variety of ways.

The organic cotton/recycled hemp material blend feels like a textile and features excellent resiliency. It is made from textile production remnants that are collected and processed, so the material’s structure can vary with small bits of color and nodules that give each product a special, unique touch. The buckles and zips of the new Lignum bag series are another exclusive feature - they are made of 62 % natural castor oil. This biobased plastic is another innovative development that VAUDE has been able to utilize as a new, sustainable material.

 

In all bags of the Lignum Series, the VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials. The bags will be available from selected retailers in late March 2018.

 

Lignum Series Bags in Detail:

Aspe

Unpretentious, chic, upscale — that’s the Aspe, an elegant backpack for work or play for the eco-aware. The special material mix made from hemp fibers with small color inlays and organic cotton gives each bag a special, individualized flair. The inner life of this urban companion is just as well organized as it is functional: A tablet and laptop up to 15.6” each have a padded compartment in the main compartment, pens, phone, keys and small items can be quickly found thanks to the organizer and your gear, A4 documents and books can also be stowed from the top. And on the way to the bus stop or a café, you can slide your newspaper, a magazine or a snack into the open slide-in pocket at the front. Beautifully practical — practical beauty! The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials.

 

Hazel

A backpack with a special flair? Or is it a well-organized, eco-friendly city companion? Our answer is: both. Because the distinctive form and special material mix made from robust hemp fiber in combination with organic cotton are anything but usual. And yet, Hazel offers all the necessities for a day out in the city — and keeps it organized too: a padded compartment for a 13.3” laptop, an intelligent organizer for pens, books, writing pad etc., a pocket for your phone, key holder, other additional compartments for smaller items and a volume expanding adjustable lid — in case you happen to buy more than planned.

The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials.

 

Fir

This eco-friendly city pack is an absolute innovation in looks, materials and function! The creative designers of the VAUDE idea hatchery really came up with something special: The prominent overlapping compression straps not only look unusual, they also feature two small zip compartments to facilitate the transport of a yoga mat, jacket, XXL baguette, picnic blanket or other voluminous or bulky items. The textile, robust material mix made from hemp fibers with small color inlays and organic cotton gives each bag a special, individualized flair. Another special feature: the buckles and zips of the new Lignum Bag Series are made with 62 % castor oil. Another innovative development of the VAUDE inventors. The inner life of this pack, on the other hand, is downright pragmatic: You can store a 15.6” notebook and a table in the padded back compartment while a sensible organizer in the main compartment creates a safe haven for your phone, keys, pens, small items, A4 documents and other gear — all well cared for by Fir. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials.

 

Balsa

Beautifully practical — practical beauty! Because the Balsa is a beautiful city bag made from natural, eco-friendly materials with two functional options: It can be carried as a shopper or worn as a backpack. Its owner will have a good overview and excellent protection for a tablet, phone, wallet, keys and other necessities for a day on the town — with space left over to bring something home from your outing. An additional easy-access pocket at the front will hold your journal, bus ticket and the like. Every Balsa is unique — because the textile, robust material mix made from hemp fibers with small color inlays and organic cotton gives each bag a special, individualized flair. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials.

 

Pinus

Für umweltbewusste Städter, die gerne stilsicher unterwegs sind. Pinus eignet sich For environmentally-aware urbanites who still have a sense of style. Pinus is great either as a shoulder bag or worn strapped close to your body — for the second option it sits safely on your back — a great choice for biking through the city. Inside, Pinus offers everything you would expect from an intelligently designed VAUDE bag: In the main compartment you’ll find a padded compartment for a 13.3” laptop as well as a compartment for your tablet, a clear-view organizer for writing utensils, a key holder as well as an exterior pocket for a drink bottle, banana or a sandwich. The textile, robust material mix made from hemp fibers with small color inlays and organic cotton gives each bag a special, individualized flair. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials.

 

Elm

Origami for the hips.

The Elm in a nutshell: short and sweet. But don’t think this rascal doesn’t have much to offer — you can wear him close to your back and he comes in different volumes. Open it at the top and he’ll deliver your breakfast baguette, your yoga mat or a birthday bouquet for your sweetheart. Fold him together at the middle and he’ll provide service as a waist pack. The textile, robust material mix made from hemp fibers with small color inlays and organic cotton gives each bag a special, individualized flair. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials.

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