Our backpack Is a hybrid leather bag. The main parts of the bag are made with high quality leather tanned in Kenya. And the flaps are made with Malai coconut leather to create an incredible combo.
The bag has a separate part for a laptop or tablet with a soft lining, so that it helps to protect your devices. These bags are build to last, but look as relevant as ever.
You can choose from three colors; Indigo Blue, Light Blue and Light Brown.
(My apologies for the pictures of the Indigo Blue products, the color is not coming through in the pictures. The real color resembles that of dark blue jeans. Hopefully that helps you a little.)
For care tips read at the bottom of the page
Malai is a very user-friendly material. Because of its entirely natural composition it is sensitive to humidity, much like paper or leather. To ensure it remains at its best we suggest applying a thin layer of polishing wax (either a clear shoe polish or a furniture grade wax) or coconut oil (to continue Malai’s completely vegan credentials) to the surface to ensure it remains moisturized. This is especially advisable during hot, dry weather or after cleaning.
Yup, don’t panic if you spill something on your Malai or if it becomes dirty because it can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and then left to air-dry (although it won’t survive a trip through the washing machine). We advise against drying with intense heat or ironing it as this may cause damage. When it has dried, applying beeswax (see above) will help restore it to its original condition
Although tough by nature and designed to remain in good condition for many years, Malai will eventually start to break down. We cannot predict the rate at which this will happen because it is very specific to its treatment and the environment. We cannot repair the material.
When you feel your Malai product has reached the end of its lifecycle it can be disposed of in your compost bin (once any metal parts or trimmings have been removed).
Malai is fully compostable material that will biodegrade in compost in 90-120 days ( depending on climatic conditions). There is nothing in the composition of the material that wouldn’t be able to get back to nature and eventually become a nutrient for the soil.
If you want to compost your malai, simply remove all the metal trimmings / zippers, shred or cut the material into smaller pieces ( we recommend 3x3cm) and mix into your compost. Make sure your compost is properly hydrated, has the right temperature range and most importantly – that it’s alive !