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Every purchase creates stable, dignified work for at-risk women in Ethiopia.

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Mari Backpack

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Each purchase of the Mari Backpack provides 5 hours of employment to our team in Ethiopia

Mari Backpack

A Better Bag for A Better World

Spacious enough to carry you throughout your day and versatile enough to carry you through every season. This uniquely designed, ethically made backpack is built to last a lifetime. In fact, this is the last backpack you’ll ever need to purchase.

Details

  • Crafted from premium Ethiopian full grain leather
  • Zip closure with large interior padded sleeve accommodating a laptop to to 15".
  • 2 water bottle and/or baby bottle holders. 
  • Durable hardware in antique brass.
  • 2 adjustable padded leather straps for backpack carry with hardware trim made from up-cycled artillery from former Ethiopian conflict zones. 
  • Stroller straps Included
  • Cotton lined interior with leather trim.
  • Large exterior front zip compartment.

Dimensions

  • 16" H x 11" W x 5" D
  • 2 D Rings for Stroller Hooks
  • 4 Interior 5.5" Slip Pockets
  • 1 Interior 10.5" Slip Pocket
  • 11" x 16" Interior Padded Laptop Sleeve
  • 10" Exterior Zipper Pocket
  • Approximately 2 lbs
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The Last Backpack You'll Buy

A go-to choice for urban exploration, study or work sessions, or keeping it stylish on outdoor adventures. The Mari is sized for your laptop, a change of clothes, and as many snacks as you can carry! With a pair of bottle holders, antique brass hardware, and interior pocket organization, this will quickly become the only backpack you reach for.

Premium, Full Grain Leather

We use only premium, full grain leather from Ethiopia, hand selected to ensure quality, beauty, and durability. But what's "full grain", you ask? Full grain leather is the way leather should be; it's the highest quality available and represents the natural and unaltered hide. It's not sanded or weakened, and is as tough as nature intended it to be. Our leather is built not just to last, but to get better with every passing year.

Your Choices Matter

Products from Parker Clay are life-changing – for their lifelong owners, yes, but also for the women who create them. Many women in Ethiopia have little or no opportunity for professional skill development or long-term careers, and many turn to coercive, dangerous work to provide for their families. Approximately 1 of 4 women in Addis Ababa (the capital of Ethiopia) are unemployed, and over 150,000 are in prostitution.
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