The Beenanza Backpack is the epitome of me. I love wearing backpacks and being hands free without the constant shoulder strap adjustment. All the backpacks styles I was drawn to were only available in a solid-colored canvas, possibly with a fun pattern on the inside... And that’s when I decided, I want to wear my patterns on the outside. Inspired by a Boy Scout backpack from the 60’s combined with my obsession with pattern and my love for the ancient Indian art of wood block printing; the Beenanza Backpack was born.
Having traveled to Jaipur, India to learn more about this craft, I gained a deep appreciation for this ancient art, and am now on a mission to promote this unique slow fashion movement in Vermont. This backpack was fully designed by yours truly in my little studio here in Burlington. I am collaborating with a block printing cooperative of artisans in Jaipur, India. They are wood block-printing my designs onto canvas and assembling the backpack - all by hand.