The Art of Contemporary Upcycling
We are excited to present MARICLARO'S newest design: The SATELLITE Backpack.
WHAT SETS IT APART? The SATELLITE is a soft full-leather backpack. Made from patina-rich repurposed Black Angus aircraft leather, bursting with character and full of endless stories! It provides all the spaces and pockets you need throughout your journey in the universe.
We are meticulous about quality to the very last stitch. Our new backpack is sleek, reliable and sturdy. Available in two sizes: Large: 42.5 x 30.5 x 11.5 cm (16" 3/4 x 12" x 4" 1/2 - fits a 15" laptop) and Small 38.5 x 28.5 x 11.5cm (15" x 11" 1/4 x 4 1/2 - fits a 13" laptop)
The SATELLITE Backpack is available in two sizes:
- Large: 42.5 x 30.5 x 11.5 cm (16" 3/4 x 12" x 4" 1/2 - fits a 15" laptop)
- Small 38.5 x 28.5 x 11.5cm (15" x 11" 1/4 x 4 1/2 - fits a 13" laptop)
The inside cotton canvas lining is available in the following colous:
- olive green
- mango beige
It's all about the materials.
The SATELLITE Backpack is made from repurposed aircraft seat leather: A soft, high quality Black Angus leather. The material originates from Air Canada's Boeing 777 aircraft, when they changed their Cabin configuration.
The straps are made from repurposed automotive seatbelt, which we source in Ontario.
We stand behind all our products and we are confident in the quality of the SATELLITE Backback. That's why we are backing it with a one year warranty! If we can't repair a manufacturing defect, we will replace the product, no questions asked.
The Art of Contemporary Upcycling
We understand Upcycling as a creative process of transforming discarded materials into contemporary and beautiful designs.
The SATELLITE Backpack is made from repurposed aircraft leather & reclaimed automotive seatbelt. The leather originated from Air Canada. It was given to us as part of Air Canada's increased commitment to sustainability and to the environment.
5% of the funds raised for the SATELLITE Backpack here on Kickstarter will make the return flight to the Air Canada Foundation. The mission of the Air Canada Foundation is to help connect sick children to the medical care they need, alleviate child poverty, and make the wishes of ill kids come true.
Mariclaro has been making bags and accessories from repurposed materials since 2008. It all started with the challenging idea to create high-quality modern designs from repurposed materials; to demonstrate that there is no less quality in repurposed materials compared to new.
This year marks our 10 year anniversary! Over the past 10 years we have created many different collections and also custom designed bags for Mercedes Benz, Air Canada, Ted Talks and many other clients - always with repurposed materials.
We steadfastly believe that repurposed materials are far more interesting - rich with stories and character - worked in, not worn out - they set the design apart.
Mariclaro is built on the principles of high quality, sustainable production and ingenious designs. All our items are handmade in Canada in our studio in Snow Road Station, Ontario. Mariclaro .... obsessed with quality to the very last stitch.
Risks and challenges
There will always be challenges and hiccups during the production of a new design, but we are confident we will master these challenge.
We are a solid, hard working team, experienced in large production runs (witness our lines for TedX, Mercedes Benz and Alaska Airlines).
Our big advantage is that all of our pieces are made by us - NO OUTSOURCING. This gives us the ability for fast turn-arounds and the assurance of the highest quality manufacturing.
The SATELLITE is road-tested and production-ready. Now it's just the matter of making yours ;-)
Thanks for believing in us!
- (25 days)