Fjällräven Re-Kanken Backpack, Eco-Friendly Edition


Product info:

No need to introduce you the Swedish Fjällräven Kanken backpack. And if you’ve never heard of it, ask your kid/niece/cousin about it.

Fashionable, Durable & Eco-Friendly Backpack, by Fjällräven

This highly fashionable box-shaped backpack, famous for being extremely durable is now available in an eco-friendly version, made of recycled plastic bottles.

Meet the Re-Kanken, proof that style, quality and sustainability can go hand-in-hand.

Key features:

  • Made from hard-wearing polyester (from recycled plastic bottles)
  • Lightweight (395g) and 16L volume
  • Waterproof
  • Adjustable straps
  • Main pocket with back pocket (with seat pad) + front zip pocket + 2 flat side pockets
  • Comes in many colours


Special Edition, Like the Original but Eco-Friendly

This special edition of the Kanken backpack is entirely made of recycled polyester from old plastic bottles.

38 billion disposable water bottles end up in US landfills, every year. Therefore, we can only encourage companies such as Fjällräven or Teeki that are developing products made from plastic bottles.

But the material isn’t the only element to consider to reduce the environmental impact.

Did you know that 17 to 20% of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment?  With that data in mind, Fjällräven uses the SpinDye technology to dye the Re-Kanken backpacks. That technology reduces water consumption by 75%, chemical consumption by 90%, CO2 imprint by 30% and energy consumption by 30-40%.


Simplicity and Practicality, the Swedish Motto

Fjällräven is a Swedish outdoor equipment company founded in 1960. They focus on enabling and inspiring more people to spend time in the nature. They do so by creating functional, durable and timeless outdoor gear that respect nature, animals and people.

Their love for the environment means that they are always looking for more sustainable solutions. And the Kanken, designed in 1978, being their best-selling product, it isn’t a surprise that they released the more eco-friendly Re-Kanken in 2016.