Paper Backpack | Gunmetal
Paper Backpack | Gunmetal
Paper Backpack | Gunmetal

Paper Backpack | Gunmetal

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Skillfully-balanced with an undertone of deep blue, Gunmetal is a cool-headed colour. It brings to mind precision, strength and mastery.

This bag is made from reclaimed paper coated to be water resistant. With locally-sourced black cotton webbing straps and detailing. Classic, stylish and practical! Our handy backpack keeps everything in order and keeps you looking good.

Made in South Africa


Our backpacks are made from screen-printed paper that is collected from a local factory in South Africa. Once at our studio in Cape Town, we fuse the paper to fabric and send this “paper material” to our teams of sewers to make up the bags with strong cotton webbing straps. This cotton is locally manufactured and dyed black in South Africa.

Once the bags are back at our studio, we check the quality and coat them with Nano Liquid Glass so that they are water resistant and able to withstand nature’s elements. The final touches are the punching of branded press-studs – because details matter – to make sure that the bag closes securely, the attaching of tip ends and finally attaching the tag. This process takes a while and each bag is handled by at least five people who take great care to ensure that at each stage quality standards are adhered to. No seam can be unpicked and re-stitched! There is only one opportunity to get a bag right so it must be done correctly from the beginning. This makes each bag a handmade work of artistry.

Features of the Backpack:

  • Two layers of reclaimed cement paper
  • Paper fused to fabric (outer layer fused to cotton twill fabric that is extra thick)
  • Two 100% Cotton webbing shoulder straps
  • Top handle to carry the bag
  • Tip ends (on straps)
  • Adjustable
  • Secure press stud closure (two on the outside flap and one inside)
  • Inside pocket
  • Padded base
  • Coated with Nano liquid glass

*It must always be remembered that Wren products made from paper and should not be left with water on the surface for an extended period of time.

**Like any fabric or paper product, a knife or scissors will most likely cut. It is best to keep the backpack away from sharp objects that could cause damage.

Size & Materials

Size: 28.5cm (W) x 37cm (H) Base 27cm (W) x 10cm (D)

Materials: Cotton Fabric, metal strap units, Pres Studs, Foam, Paper

Coating: Nanotechnology Technology Liquid Glass


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If you are not completely satisfied, you can return the product to us within 15 days and we will either refund you or exchange the items.

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