Islington Backpack in Red Wine
Islington Backpack in Red Wine
Islington Backpack in Red Wine
Islington Backpack in Red Wine
BEEN London

Islington Backpack in Red Wine

Regular price £229.00
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The ultimate everyday, minimalist backpack. Sleek in function and form, this backpack feaures a laptop compartment and hidden zip on the back of the bag. Made for commuters, gym goers and weekend away-ers. Crafted from deliciously soft full-grain premium burgundy recycled leather. Featuring a top handle for easy transporting and adjustable shoulder straps.

Handmade in East London.

H 40cm x W 31cm x D 12cm

Laptop compartment: H 39cm x W 30cm

Made from Gobal Recycled Standard certified recycled leather. Inner body made from luxury recycled cotton is made from discarded clothes that can no longer be repaired. The structure of the bag is made from felt padding using discarded company textiles and corporate uniforms from the likes of IKEA and KLM. The tapes of the polyester zips are made from single-use plastic bottles. 

This recycled leather is waterproof. To clean, wipe surface gently with a damp cloth.

UK orders are delivered within 3-5 days.

International orders are delivered within 7-12 days.

London deliveries are made by bike or electric cars. Outside of London deliveries are by DHL tracked. International orders shipped by DHL. 

Read the full details on delivery and returns here.

Let's strip it back


BEEN aims to reduce their emissions throughout their production chain, including choosing to ship materials by sea and offering zero emission London delivery either by bike or electric car. Every part of this product reuses fabrics that were destined for landfill to reduce the need to release further emissions into the atmosphere. All of the materials used by BEEN are certified by the Global Recycled Standard.


All designs have been created with durability and functionality in mind over trends. A zero waste approach is taken by designing only square and rectangular panels, producing almost no offcuts. BEEN offer repairs post-purchase, a 1 year warranty, and strives for every part of this product to be fully recyclable if it becomes no longer wearable. The tapes of the polyester zips are also made from single use plastic bottles, keeping them out of our oceans.

Water Consumption

BEEN uses recycled cotton for their bag linings. Virgin cotton demands large amounts of water and is heavily reliant on pesticides which pollute water waste. Instead BEEN choose to use discarded clothes which are sorted by colour and shredded, before being spun into yarn for the linings. In addition, by using recycled leather, BEEN are reducing the need for using further water used in the creation of new leather.

Workers Rights

BEEN choose to manufacture locally opposed to overseas, allowing the team to support both local skill and provide jobs for people which pay a fair wage. The workshop is based in East London, a stone’s throw away from the BEEN studio. The studio was one of the last remaining handbag producers in London and BEEN work collaboratively with them, supporting their craftsmanship.