PARKLAND KIDS BACKPACKS

IMAGE COURTESY OF: PARKLAND

Established in 2015, Parkland Design & Manufacturing creates bags and accessories for everyday life. The exterior fabric of all Parkland products is made from 100% recycled water bottles. Their mission is to inspire others to make sustainable choices by offering products that combine purpose, style, and quality at an accessible price.

In addition, their leather diamonds are now made from apples. A unique manufacturing process combines apple waste (a byproduct of juice production), solvent and polyurethane to form an animal-friendly material with properties similar to genuine leather. Apple leather is 100% vegan.

From the manufacturer:
One global issue we are passionate about is the use of plastic water bottles and their negative impact on the environment. Changing the fabric used in Parkland products is one way we can reduce the impact of this worldwide problem. At Parkland we continue to research and implement more sustainable practices within our business. The cardboard boxes we use for shipping are made from recycled paper, and the bags we use for packaging are made from recycled material. We also print our seasonal catalogs on recycled paper. We’ve implemented a comprehensive recycling program within our office. The majority of our staff choose to walk, bike or use shared transportation for their daily commutes. And it doesn’t stop there. We are always looking for new ways we can reduce our impact.

 
DID YOU KNOW
Unifi, a textile company, has recycled nearly 20 billion plastic bottles while manufacturing their fabric called Repreve. That’s 20 billion bottles that didn’t end up in landfills or in the ocean!

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