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Ethnotek Bags | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Ethnotek Bags | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Backpack | Travel Bag | Retail: $210

I met Ethnotek in Utah this summer and there's something about Ethnotek that really spoke aloud. Ethnotek bags as a brand have an excellent variety of backpacks, slings, messenger bags and totes. They've taken a balanced blend for commuters, students and travelers and combined the needs of each into one bag, several times over. The Raja 46L Pack is built bold with 840-denier water resistant ballistic nylon, two side pockets, one lined with hand woven fabric for electronics, and the other a stretch-mesh water bottle pocket zippered for access to the large compartment. The Raja Pack has laptop compartment compatible to fit the 15” + 17” MacBook Pro and, most 15” PC Laptops. The large roll top main compartment gives complete access and is lined with water resistant rip-stop nylon for an added layer of protection. Internally the bag has a document sleeve protecting A4-sized documents, magazines or folders. The compression snap buckles along both sides used to attach the Thread™ can also secure oblong items like tent poles, yoga mat or your tripod. You can use this bag to surf the city, globe or country, you choose.

Ethnotek Bags is a direct purchase, an ethically sourced, handmade fabric crafted by artisans across the globe. Ethnotek's passion is to keep culture alive, spreading the awareness of global artisans and allowing them a market that may otherwise be unavailable. Ethnotek works directly with each artisan and has families from Ghana, Guatemala, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India sharing the art of their culture. Each Ethnotek bag is customizable and the 'Threads™' are interchangeable, so there's no need to buy a new bag when you're ready for a new beautifully patterned, handmade piece of the globe a brilliantly easy, renewable, and sustainable way to update your style as often as you'd like.

This Thread™ the India 11 on the 46L Raja Pack, was created by 5th generation weaver Vankar Shamji and his family of Bhujodi, Gujarat, India, the side zip pockets we mentioned, lined with hand woven fabric, are the craft of a partnering artisans in the Cham village of Vietnam. When you purchase Ethnotek, you're allowing a younger generation to be handed the honor to master their cultural beauty sitting side by side an elder sustaining their time-honored craft and financially supporting their village. It’s the honor of Ethnotek Bags that captured our hearts this summer.

See how you can directly impact a positive future for the Ethnotek family of artisans at

*Thank you Ethnotek, for allowing us to field-test your product free of charge we appreciate and value your enthusiasm to spotlight the Raja 46L backpack with an honest and free-spoken review*

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