Organic Cotton Mela V Backpack - Burgundy

  • £105.00

This organic cotton backpack is the perfect size for a day trip. It will hold a small picnic and all the usual things needed for a day out. 
The largest of the Melawear backpacks and a good option for those who need something a little more roomy for day trips.

High functionality: soft and flexible back padding, laptop compartment for laptops up to 17 '' and a side zipped compartment for accessories.
Made exclusively from sustainable materials. These include the organically produced cotton canvas as well as the vegetable-tanned leather and nickel and chrome-free buckles. The canvas fabric is protective against light rain and is fast drying. The organically dyed cotton canvas is natural and untreated. Due to different impacts of usage your Mela V will develop an individual patina over time.

Made from GOTS fair-trade Organic cotton.

Organic cotton canvas - 560 GSM, naturally water resistant
100 % cotton straps undyed, unbleached, natural
Vegetable-tanned leather - naturally dyed without chrome
High quality safety buckles - free from nickel or chrome
EVA-Rubber - soft cushions for bottom, back and shoulders 
Protective inner lining - 200 GSM organic cotton
Containing non-textile parts of animal origin: leather

Laptop pocket - fits up to 17“
Side zipper pocket - a convenient space for your valuables
Soft shoulder straps for great comfort

Product measurements:
Size: 20 liters
Height: 48 cm
Width: 29 cm
Length: 15 cm
Weight: 1.100 g

Care instructions:
We recommend a GOTS-certified impregnation spray to improve the water repellence of the organic cotton canvas (do not impregnate leather parts): 
Hand wash only! 
Made in India

This is a general height (centimeters) to age conversion chart. Please note this does not ring true for all brands.

For the actual measurements of a garment please check the full product description, in the 'About' tab.

If you have any doubt please get in touch by email.

Here is a breakdown of the European sizes:

Height (cm) Age        
50 - 56 newborn - 1 month
62 - 68 3 - 6 months
74 - 80 9-12 months
86 - 92 18 - 36 months
92  18 - 36 months
104 3 - 4 years
116 5 - 6 years

7 - 8 years

Wool needs a little extra care when washing! However it is not a fibre like cotton, it repels dirt and is self cleaning and does not need to be washed as often as cotton. Ideally wash it as little as possible. Often hanging it outsides spraying it with a little mist for a day will freshen it up. It can be worn many times without washing and you can spot wash it if something has been spilled on it. It sounds strange but it works!

Care - Untreated wool brands: Engel, Selana and Cosilana are made of untreated merino wool which ideally needs hand washing. Wash very gently by hand in water that must stay the same cool temperature both for washing and rinsing. Changing temperature can shock the wool and shrink it. You should use a special soap for wool or shampoo. Stretch the wool into shape when wet, and pull lengthwise and lay flat to dry. 

Many people, including us wash untreated wool on a gentle cold machine washing on a wool or hand wash program. This is at your own risk and you need to be sure your machine actually washes and rinses at the stated temperature, and it is very important to use a wool detergent! If you are planning to wash it in the machine it may shrink a bit length wise, to prevent this happening stretch it lengthwise when it comes out of the machine and perhaps buy a bigger size than otherwise. If you use the machine to spin items, the revolutions must be below 400.

Stretch the wool into shape when wet and dry flat. Never wring it! Especially wool fleece can be destroyed by wringing!

We recommend washing all wool fleece by hand, gentle, no rubbing, squeezing or wringing. lay it flat on a towel to dry. Again often spraying a little water mist on it and having it out will help it self clean. 

Treated wool brands: Joha, Fub, Celavi, Misha and Puff can be washed on a cold wool program in the machine without any risk! Please use a wool detergent! Reshape and dry flat for the knitwear!

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