Scout Day Pack ‘ Canvas Backpack ‘ Top Cinching Backpack ‘ Up-Cycled Bag ‘ Haversack ‘ Made in USA
The Moonrise Project puts the sustainability message of Diamond Brand Gear into action. The fabric for our American Boro and Rescue series was originally destined for the landfill before we found it and re-purposed it into something new and beautiful!
All of the items in our Scout collection are made with up-cycled canvas cut from old Boy Scout tents. We receive these decommissioned canvas tents from scout camps across the country as part of our exchange program. We then wash the tents and turn the up-cycled canvas into new gear. In exchange for their old tents, the scout camps receive credit that they can use towards new wall tents and/or items from our Scout collection. Every item from the Scout collection that we sell keeps usable material out of the landfill, and helps to fulfill our mission of circularity and waste reduction.
This top loading backpack is made from up-cycled tent canvas and features military grade web shoulder straps, an up-cycled leather lash tab, a padded back made from aircraft cover scraps, and a water-resistant canvas bottom. Its uncomplicated design makes it usable for wide variety of activities, from heading school or work, or hitting the trail for a short hike.
When Diamond Brand Gear first came to the heart of the Smokey Mountains, sewing and craft were a dominant aspect of daily life in Asheville. We got our start in a small, defunct hosiery mill that quickly turned into a thriving factory. When the textile industry began to offshore their facilities, we made it our mission to revive the art of sewing and keep production in the USA. We are committed to the preservation of craftsmanship, the formation of a greener economy, and the creation of durable goods that enhance the experience of all adventurers. Thus the Moonrise Project was born to help elevate our scraps and help the world through Reclaiming, Reusing, and Recreating.