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Backpack MELA V Melawear (Fairtrade)

Unisex backpack made from organic cotton


  Ethical production

  Sustainable production

  Natural material

Certified material





The large MELA V backpack features a fashionable design and high functionality: its soft and flexible back padding, its laptop compartment for laptops up to 15” and a side zipped compartment for accessories make MELA V a versatile and reliable companion.

MELA V is made exclusively from sustainable materials. These include the organically produced cotton canvas as well as the vegetable-tanned leather and nickel and chrome-free buckles. The canvas fabric is protecting against light rain and is drying fast. Due to different impacts of usage your MELA V will get an individual patina over time.

Made in India.

Non-ordinary piece has this certifications:

  • Grüner Knopf
  • Fairtrade Cotton
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS, Organic, CERES-0199)

Additional information

Weight N/A

Material and Care

  • Organic cotton canvas – 560 GSM, naturally water resistant
  • 100 % cotton straps undyed, unbleached, natural
  • Vegetable-tanned leather – naturally dyed without chrome
  • High quality safety buckles – free from nickel or chrome
  • EVA-Rubber – soft cushions for bottom, back and shoulders
  • Protective inner lining – 200 GSM organic cotton
  • Containing non-textile parts of animal origin: leather


We recommend a GOTS-certified impregnation spray to improve the water repellence of the organic cotton canvas (do not impregnate leather parts). Hand wash only.


Volume 20 liters
Height 48 cm
Length 15 cm
Width 29 cm
Weight 1.100 g

Laptop pocket in backpack fits up to 15“ (Size ca. 41cm x 29cm)


Melawear is a German brand that creates a bridge between honest farmers of cotton, from the seed through ethical fairtrade manufacturing process in India to the conscious customer. Its name is derived from the word “Mela”, meaning festival in the Hindi language. Just like festival is a place for connecting people and communities of various descent, Melawear also strives for connecting its customers with apparel manufacturers.

Melawear focuses on basic clothing pieces that create the foundation of everyone’s wardrobe. Minimalistic backpacks, modern footwear and timeless fashionable pieces for women, men and children alike are created with respect towards people and nature itself.

The three basic pillars of the Melawear brand is sustainability, social responsibility and ecological approach, bridging them together in their manufacturing process. Under the Cradle to Cradle innovative concept, Melawear perpetually uses manufacturing materials without producing unnecessary waste. Melawear is first among international brands that complies with difficult criteria set by Fairtrade Cotton Standard and GOTS. Melawear became a part of a social project Germany Fairtrade Textile that supports fair wage distribution to Indian seamstresses. In 2006, Melawear also pledged to use energy from renewable sources in its manufacturing processes, as well as high quality certificated dyes and fabric, which can be then recycled and reused.