Materials

Materialer

At Kintobe we have pledged that every new collection will be more sustainable than the previous.  

Kin kollektionen 

100% recycled polyester is used for the outer fabric and inner lining.

Sidewalk collection

This collection has taken a giant leap forward in becoming perhaps the most sustainable collection of bags in Scandinavia:

  • Outer material is 100% recycled nylon made from post industry waste such as nylon scraps and other discarded nylon products. 
  • Lining is 100% recycled polyester made from PET bottles picked up from the sea or landfills. 
  • Buckles are 100% recycled plastic made from post industry waste such as reject plastic items that would otherwise go to the landfills.
  • Webbing is 100% recycled polyester made from PET bottles picked up from the sea or landfills.
  • Airmesh on the backpacks is 100% recycled polyester made from PET bottles picked up from the sea or landfills.  
  • Mesh used for pockets is 100% recycled polyester made from PET bottles picked up from the sea or landfills.  
  • Zipper pullers are 100% recycled polyester made from PET bottles picked up from the sea or landfills.

Water resistant coating

Providing Kintobe bags with water resistance poses a dilemma for us. Coming from Denmark water resistance is a must-have for your bag but water-resistant coating is not very environmentally friendly. Kintobe has sided with the environment and chosen the most environmentally friendly version on the market called C6 DWR. It is PFO and PFAS free which are acids known to cause cancer and be extremely hard to biodegrade. The downside to C6 DWR versus alternatives is a lower performance. This is a compromise we feel we have to make.

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