Insulated Penguin Backpack

Insulated Penguin Backpack
Item# EA47
$40.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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Product Description

This gift includes:
-1 insulated backpack from Dabbawalla Bags designed in the USA and ethically made in Taiwan by a woman-owned and operated factory that supports fair labor practices. This PVC-free and lead-free bag is crafted from Eco-Sponge, an innovative neoprene-like fabric made from calcium carbonate and corn fiber instead of petroleum. Eco-Sponge is the only neoprene-like material to have received the rigorous European Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification. Zipper pulls are lead-free YKK zippers. This safe and cute insulated bag is ideal for carrying lunch and gear to daycare/school, daily excursions and overnight outings.
Dimensions: 12"L x 11"W x 6"D
Design: Penguin "Cold Feet"
Care: Machine washable. Drip dry.

About Eco-Sponge:
Eco-Sponge is an innovative neoprene-like fabric developed in Japan that utilizes calcium carbonate and corn fiber instead of petroleum to create a synthetic rubber that has excellent insulating and durability properties while significantly reducing the dispersion of toxic materials in the manufacturing process. In addition, water-based adhesives used in laminating the rubber significantly reduces VOCs and PAHs. Eco-Sponge is the only neoprene-like material to have received the rigorous European Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification. This certification process evaluates and screens for over 100 harmful substances within processed textiles intended to come in contact with consumers. Eco-Sponge is designed on the concept of “Eco-efficiency” as defined by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development which is to provide competitive goods that reduce ecological impacts and resource wasting, while satisfying the need for quality products and materials.
Eco-sponge contains NO lead, heavy metals, formaldehyde, PVC or Phthalates.

Benefits:
-The insulated fabric retains food temperatures for hours: approximately 7 or 8 hours with an ice pack and 3 hours without it.

-Recommended by the Center for Environmental Health as a good alternative to PVC-loaded vinyl lunch bags, neoprene and neoprene-like fabric protect, cushion, and insulate without worry of lead or other bad chemicals.

-Easy care: machine washable. Drip dry. Colors won't fade away even after hundreds of washing.

-Durable and stylish: tough enough to take a lot of rough-n-tumble yet stylish enough to stand out from the crowd.

-Well-designed features include: cushioned easy-to-grip handle on top, reinforced seams for added strength, wide zipper opening, 1 outside back pocket, and 3 inside mesh pockets for stashing gear, holding bottles or adding ice packs for longer outings. Cushioned and flexible straps that adjust from the inside can be pulled tight when not in use - no dangling straps to trip over or drag.

-Lightweight and comfortable: unlike conventional kid's backpacks which are often stiff and oversized, Dabbawalla backpacks are soft and sized for comfort.

-Stands upright for easy inside access.

-When not in use, bags roll up for easy storage.


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