Introducing the Mara Backpack
We tested every canvas we could get our hands on to find a fabric with the right combination of durability and comfort — not too stiff, but not too stretchy. The winner? A Kenyan canvas made in a plant owned by three sisters with an exceptional commitment to their workers.
Made from 100% East African cotton, you can walk happily knowing your tote supports Kenyan farmers, too.
Simple in design, this handmade canvas top loader backpack is great for running around the city.
This handmade canvas backpack is great for travel, as a book bag, or even as a weekender bag.
36° East Hand-beaded tab
Maai Mahiu is located at 1° South, 36° East. We embed that angle into each Mara Backpack in our beaded tabs so that our customers are reminded where their bags are made and by whom.
YKK® #5 and #7 standard metal zippers can be found on every bag from our Autumn collection. YKK is the globally recognized, superior zipper manufacturer & we are proud to be working with them.