Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Burma Backpack
Life on Mars Goods

Burma Backpack

Regular price $400.00 $0.00 Unit price per

The Burma collection is a limited edition of one-of-a-kind bags.  Each vegetable-tanned leather piece is handcrafted with a portion of textile, handwoven by women in Burma.  Through delicate and time-consuming craftswomanship, they create regionally specific patterns in cotton and wool. This work is an important source of income for their families.  

DETAILS:

  • dimensions: 13" H, 12" W, 4.5" D
  • chestnut-colored, veg-tanned leather from Horween Tannery in Chicago
  • woven panel, handmade by women in Burma
  • solid brass hardware
  • slider-adjustable leather straps with trigger snap clips
  • wear as a backpack or with a single strap as a crossbody/shoulder bag
  • YKK zipper top closure
  • 10 oz cotton canvas lining with open media pocket and 7" zippered pocket
  • exterior side pocket
  • front of bag is stamped with Life on Mars Goods logo

    Because I have only a limited amount of their weaving right now, there is a limited amount in the Burma Collection.  I am working to find ways to regularly order from these talented women, who rely heavily on tourism and the sale of their art as a means to earn a living.  A military coup in their country, halting of tourism and the COVID-19 pandemic have hampered their work opportunities and ability to communicate with those outside Myanmar.

    Life on Mars Goods is a sustainable maker, dedicated to using natural materials, and finding less toxic, more environmentally-friendly alternatives to many of the synthetic products found in fast fashion bags and accessories. 

    Handmade by a real person in Chicago.