Inspired by the past, exploring the future.Tree-Kanken combines iconic design with a new Pine Weawe wood-based fabric.
Inspired by the past, exploring the future. Tree-Kånken combines iconic design with a new Pine Weawe wood-based fabric.
Tree-Kånken admires Kånken's first design from 1978, which has been minimally modified over the following years and has retained its simplicity and functionality. Tree-Kånken is slightly different from today's Kånken backpacks. Its design is based on the first Kånken, whose straps were sewn along the entire front and did not include a front pocket. In addition, Tree-Kånken backpacks are made of patinated fabric, which has been developed as a potential alternative to fossil-based materials: Pine Weave. Fjällräven has developed this backpack based on research into more sustainable ways to create a durable and functional material. The main fabric and lining of this backpack are made of the new Pine Weave material.
The fabric developed by the brand is made from wood obtained from bred and certified forests in northern Sweden, and therefore does not come from naturally growing forests. The wood chips are boiled into a cellulosic mass. This mass then passes into the lyocellulose process. The dissolved cellulose mass is forced through the spindles. Finally, it is washed, dried and spun into yarn.
The yarn is then woven into a smooth weave and coated with a mixture of pu and wax to extend the life of the fabric and be more durable than existing lyocell fabrics on the market. Pine Weave has been optimized for extra strength and functionality and is coated with a blend of PUa wax to extend the life of the fabric. This makes it stronger and more durable than many lyocell fabrics on the market.
Like all Kånken backpacks and accessories, Tree-Kånken remains a great backpack for everyday wear, as it has all the practical details that Kånken fans know and love. It also includes new solutions, such as loops on the front to attach the light to the bike, bottom straps to attach the jacket or yoga mat and a reflective logo.