VAUDE Balsa 9.5
Beautifully practical — practical beauty! Because the VAUDE Balsa 9.5 is a beautiful city bag made from natural, eco-friendly materials with two functional options: It can be carried as a shopper or worn as a backpack. Its owner will have a good overview and excellent protection for a tablet, phone, wallet, keys and other necessities for a day on the town. With space left over to bring something home from your outing. An additional easy-access pocket at the front will hold your journal, bus ticket and the like. Every VAUDE Balsa 9.5 is unique, because the textile, robust material mix made from hemp fibres with small colour inlays and organic cotton gives each bag a special, individualized flair.
This product includes a biobased plastic containing castor oil. Normally, plastics are made from petroleum. In order to conserve this fossil resource, we went out in search of renewable alternatives. Castor oil grows without supplemental irrigation on poor soil and does not compete with the food chain. From the oil of the castor beans, we produce fibres for clothing and plastic components such as zippers, buckles and hooks. They have the same properties of conventional materials — only “greener”
With our Green Shape label, we offer functional, environmentally-friendly products made from sustainable materials. They are manufactured under fair working conditions along the entire supply chain. The criteria for the label are strict and transparent. They are under constant review and cover the entire lifecycle of the product from design, through production, care and maintenance, to repair and the product’s end of life.
This product features our water repellent Eco Finish. Applied to the surface of your VAUDE product, it causes rainwater to simply bead up on the surface – without the use of environmentally-harmful fluorocarbons (PFC). Eco Finish protects you from the rain and helps keep nature clean.
Did you know? Here at VAUDE, we strive for good working conditions and wages for all workers. We are a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), and we are committed to improving working conditions at all of our production facilities continuously. We monitor these conditions regularly. VAUDE is the only brand to achieved leader status, the highest status of FWF membership.