Pre-order now, and then start with your new backpack into the new year 2022 sustainably and good-looking.
World’s first backpack made from recycled ocean bound plastic, certified and controlled by an independent organisation.
Vegan unisex backpack
Removable laptop sleeve and three spacious interior zipper-pockets (for up to 15.6”)
Spacious front pocket
Anti-theft compartment keeps keys or wallet safe but easily accessible.
Water-repellent, robust recycled polyester
More than 90% of the backpack is made from recycled material.
100% vegan materials (PETA approved)
Volume: 17 litres (good for 2-3 days of travel)
44 cm (H) x 32 cm (W) x 12 cm (D)
Compact backpack made of recycled ocean bound plastic with plenty of storage space: thanks to its cuboid shape, the OCEAN ashlar surprises with its capacity and can easily stow a thick A4 folder, for example.
The outer material is made from 100% recycled ocean bound plastic and has a coarse, grainy structure that hardly feels like polyester but more like a canvas tissue. This fabric is water-repellent and protects against wind and weather. The splash-proof zippers keep the contents of the backpack and outer pockets dry. Despite its coarse structure, the upper material is soil-resisting and is easy to clean.
The padded shoulder straps ensure a high level of comfort without looking too bulky.
Spacious front pocket with splash-proof zipper.
On the back of the backpack there is a anti-theft outside pocket for your most important items. Here you keep them here safely but easily accessible.
Buckles are made of anthracite-colored metal.
The OCEAN ashlar comes with a detachable padded laptop sleeve for notebooks up to 15.6 "in size or 16‘ ‘MacBook Pro (version 2021). Inner dimensions of the sleeve: 39 x 28 x 3cm. The laptop sleeve can be attached inside the OCEAN ashlar with a Velcro mechanism.
Three spacious pockets (with zippers) inside.
Black inner fabric made from 100% recycled ocean plastic.
For the production of the OCEAN ashlar, 2.4kg of ocean bound plastic was recovered and recycled.
You can find more information about the models in the OCEAN collection and our innovative recycling supply chain here.
Fitz & Huxley is an alternative to ever faster product life cycles and disposable fashion or “fast fashion”. For us, sustainability is not a marketing buzzword, but a self-evident secondary condition of all our actions. Learn more here.
How does the OCEAN collection protect the oceans and our climate ?! Find out more here.
Plastic Free Shipping
We ship plastic-free and our shipping boxes grow on the meadow. You read that right! We ship our products plastic-free in a box made from 40% regional grass and 60% recycled paper - this is currently the most sustainable packaging. Find out more here.
Most of our models come in several sizes, so you can choose the perfect size for you and your use case. Are you still not sure which size to choose? Then click here for our size guide.
Does the recycled material make my backpack less durable than if it had been made with new plastic?
Basically, the quality of the material in the manufacture of backpacks from recycled ocean bound plastic is a challenge. Due to environmental influences such as solar radiation or salty sea water, the material loses its quality, can become brittle and then only be recycled in a correspondingly inferior quality. This often occurs with stiff fabrics. Unlike other backpack brands, we use a flexible but abrasion-resistant fabric that has been developed for us, which does not break and is therefore very durable.
Why do you focus on the oceans? What about other environmental issues?
To stop littering the oceans has a multitude of positive effects on our planet. We protect marine life that for example gets caught in plastic waste or ingest plastic as supposed food, then cannot digest it and die on a “full stomach”. But we also protect ourselves - because we ingest microplastics from the oceans through the food chain.
Researchers also suspect that microplastics in the nutrient cycle of algae have negative effects on the climate. Because: Algae - more precisely phytoplankton - use sunlight, carbon dioxide (CO2) and water to produce organic material in the photosynthesis process. This is what they feed on. Researchers fear that microplastics as supposed food inhibits this process. That could have enormous effects on our climate, because what many do not know: The phytoplankton in the oceans use about as much carbon dioxide as the land plants on the continents. Hence, it plays an important role in regulating our climate.
Our recycling approach not only helps to keep the oceans clean and this marine ecosystem intact. Recycling also helps to reduce greenhouse gases overall and thus protect our climate. Because: one ton of recycled plastic saves 2 tons of crude oil and up to 1.6 tons of CO2, which would be used in the production of new plastic.
Our high quality standards in materials and craftsmanship ensure that our backpacks and bags have a long life ahead of them. This saves resources and the environment. "Don't buy more, buy better" has been our philosophy since inception.
We also save CO2 through our regional supply chain: all steps from plastic waste collection to recycling, yarn production, weaving to the final bag production take place regionally in India.
In addition, we promote an understanding of garbage as a valuable source of raw materials among the Indian population. The fact that we pay people to collect rubbish leads to a rethink which in turn counteracts the indifferent disposal of rubbish in the environment. Do you want to learn more? You can find all FAQhere.
To ensure that you and your Fitz & Huxley experience as many adventures as possible together, you can increase the longevity even further with a little care. You can find all the tips here.
WITH THE HEARTBEAT OF BERLIN
In Berlin you will find everything: the crazy, the chaotic, the creative, the eccentric and the motley. Almost nowhere else will you find such an extraordinary and unique fashion variety. This gives Berlin its unmistakable charm. You will find exactly this mix of freedom, individuality and endless in the products from Fitz & Huxley. Regardless of the event: Fitz & Huxley completes your outfit in a stylish manner.