photography by Kathryn McSherry
This lil’ yellow backpack was one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year. I have long been a fan of Fjallraven backpacks, Kanken’s specifically, and finally bought myself a blue backpack for school last summer. A week after I bought it (and after a year of thinking about it), Fjallraven announced it’s Re-Kanken collection – a backpack collection made of recycled plastic bottles. Not only are the backpacks made from yarn made from recycled plastic bottles, but it’s dyed with natural dyes and is spin dyed, meaning it uses less water, energy and chemicals than normal Fjallraven backpacks. Swoon. It would be an understatement to say that I was upset that they decided to release that collection the week after I bought my backpack. The good thing was, I loved my normal sized Kanken that I wanted a mini, too, for hiking and exploring and sunsets on the beach (like in these photos).
The mini’s surprisingly fit quite a bit of stuff – a water bottle (re-usable, of course), my Canon camera and my Polaroid, and even my baseball hat on top of all that. It’s small but mighty, and will definitely go through some good wear and tear. Welcome to the fam, lil’ one; you’ll fit right in.
P.S. I’m taking name suggestions