HEMP & GHERI BACKPACK SMALL Nepalese
Hemp and Gheri Cotton Backpack Small.
These handy little backpacks are made from hemp and gheri patterned cotton. They are fully lined with a good sized dual zipped main compartment that contains a small open pocket, great for you purse or wallet. There are side pockets, very handy for your phone and a water bottle.
The smaller compartment at the front of the backpacks contain either one or two pockes, depending on which style you pick. Each bag is lightly padded for comfortable wear.
The hemp and gheri cotton backpacks are small enough for a child and will easily carry their lunchbox and drink as well as school books. Also a great everyday bag in place of a handbag. Just sling them over your shoulder and wear them in the traditional way to leave you hands free.
The backpacks have adjustable straps that can be adjusted from 36cm to 72cm.
Handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Measures 34cm x 27cm x 9cm.
Fair Trade, Eco-friendly, Sustainable.
Gheri material is made from 100% cotton. It is strong and long wearing and is best known for its beautiful unique patterns. It is made with the backstrap weaving method in which the artisan is attached to the loom with a backstrap. It can be either portable or attached to an object for more tension.
Gheri weaving is a traditional artisan skill of the rural women from the hills of Nepal and is known as one of the oldest weaving styles in the world.
The Wonders of Hemp
Hemp is a quick growing hemp that can take as little as 100 days to harvest. It takes a lot less water than cotton and is naturally resistant to most pests. Hemp grows densely which enables it to outcompete with weeds.
Hemp fabric is made from the stalk of the plant. The long strands of fibres are separated from the bark through a process called “retting.” These fibres are then spun together to produce a continuous thread that can be woven into a fabric.