The textile industry is the second biggest polluter in the world after oil. It produces 20% of the world’s industrial wastewater and 10% of global carbon emissions. Its impact outweighs the carbon footprint produced by all international flights and cargo ships combined.
As an alternative to traditional textiles, coffee sacks are made from durable jute. Increased global coffee consumption has seen Colombia’s annual coffee production rise to an impressive 14 million bags per year. So what happens to the used coffee sacks?
Well, these beautiful and unique backpacks are made from recycled coffee sacks. Coffee sacks are made of natural fibers, which do not use fertilizers or pesticides, and they can be mixed with organic cotton and other recycled materials to improve their mechanical properties.