Material:Bananatex®, merino wool, black vegetable-tanned cowhide
Dimensions:5.5 x 12 x 17 inches

Bananatex Roll Pack

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  • Regular price $340.00

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The Roll Pack is based on the concept of a versatile container that can adapt to its content due to a flexible roll top closure. A large, expandable main body contains multiple inner compartments, including a Merino felt-lined sleeve which fits up to 15“ MacBook Pro®. A YKK® metal zipper with a unique cotton- instead of the usual plastic tape allows direct access to the main compartment via side entry, and the layout of small interior pockets is arranged to give frequently used items a practical spot. Adjustable backpack straps and a modular handle provide versatile carrying options.

In their quest for sustainable fabric solutions, Danish brand QWSTION decided to develop something new. Over three years and many iterations, they perfected Bananatex®, a waterproof fabric made from 100% natural Banana fibres, as an open source project so other brands can use it. QWSTION searched, and found “Abacá,” a plant in the banana family. Not only is it sturdy and self-sufficient, it is cultivated within a natural ecosystem of sustainable mixed agriculture and forestry. The stalks are shredded, then turned into a tear resistant paper. In strips, the paper is twisted into yarn. Finally, the paper-yarn is woven into fabric. Highly efficient patterns yield beautiful accessories and little waste.

A good answer is the result of the right question. QWSTION questions the norm of how things are designed, made and distributed. The Zurich-based company thrives on finding original solutions that are sustainable. The Swiss modernist design heritage has influenced the QWSTION collection making continuous development and improvement their focus. QWSTION was founded in 2008 when Sebastian Kruit, industrial designers Christian Kaegi and Fabrice Aeberhard, graphic designer Matthias Graf, and Hannes Schoenegger founded QWSTION in Zurich.


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