Short Haul Backpack ‘ Earth ‘ Zero Waste ‘ Up-Cycled Nylon Backpack ‘ Day Pack ‘ 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! For this backpack we’ve dug into our archives and found a great little day pack from the early 1980’s – we then took the original design and added darts to the exterior slash pocket for more volume, and added side pockets that can hold water bottles. The back is padded and also features a large internal pocket that is sized to fit a laptop. For the patchwork we’ve grouped our scrap materials together into shades of green, brown, and tan – and then stitched it all together using our “American boro” technique to create an abstract patchwork* that evokes the earth tone palette of our Southern Appalachian Mountains. For the body fabric we’ve selected off-cuts of a heavy-wight nylon plain weave fabric that is both water-resistant and abrasion-resistant. For the interior pocket we are using a water-resistant satin weave nylon fabric – it’s unused old stock from a well known outerwear company, and it’s probably too nice to be hiding inside the bag! And as with our other products, all of the webbing and hardware is new old stock left over from our contract manufacturing – we get to dig around in several decades worth of inventory to find the coolest stuff that we can and then give it new life. Features -Large front slash pocket -Two gusseted side pockets -Interior laptop pocket -Foam padded back -Limited quantity: 16 made in this colorway Measurements Height: 18 inches Width: 12 inches Depth: 5 inches *Every Moonrise Project item is unique! Shade and pattern of the patchwork may vary some from the above images. -About Us- In 1881 Diamond Brand Gear first came to the heart of the Smokey Mountains. During this time, 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.