palawan by bagmaya

Sustainable and Fairtrade Hemp Bags From Bagmaya (Review)

In Green & Ethical Living, Reviews by eva.katona@yahoo.com13 Comments

As other fellow mums probably know this very well: you cannot leave the house with the children without STUFF. The stuff have been reduced since they are 4 and 6 but we still carry quite a lot of things when we’re out and about. They are not “just in case items”, mind you. We need these things whenever we’re out. Water bottles, some changing clothes, snacks (seriously? 5 minutes into the walk: Mummy, I’m hungry!) wallet, phone, tissues, wipes just to mention the standard ones. 

For all these, the best to have a backpack, so my arms are free. Backpacks are also more comfortable too. Especially this new one I have received from Bagmaya. The model is called Palawan

palawan by bagmaya

palawan by bagmaya


About Bagmaya

Fairly handmade in Nepal using natural hemp, natural cotton and dyes, Bagmaya makes bum bags, backpacks and yoga mat sacks. They are sustainable made and sourced. They are designed in the UK and hand made in Nepal. Super durable and long lasting. They ship their products with carbon-neutral delivery within the UK (free!) and completely plastic free.

The manufacturing process of these bags not only help unprivileged people to make a living wage by using their skills but Bagmaya also gives 10%. of the profit back to this community by supporting Yuwa (a charity committed to youth empowerment in Nepal).

Price: £44.95

Palawan features:

  • 100% natural hemp, fairly and sustainably handmade in Nepal
  • Internal pocket for small items
  • Padded compartment at the back for laptops up to 13″

What I liked about the Palawan

  • Lightweight – it’s probably a property of the hemp. Super lightweight!
  • It’s comfortable to wear, with adjustable straps
  • Perfect size, takes everything I normally need whilst not looking stuffed.
  • It has a little secret pocket for valuables too, it’s practical.
  • It’s waterproof.
  • It could be a perfect all round backpack: perfect for work and school as well

Sustainable and Fairtrade Hemp Bags From Bagmaya (Review)


  1. It looks like its a decent size too, I’m actually looking into a new backpack this sounds perfect for what I’m looking for! I also love to pop water bottles and snacks for my random outings.

  2. These looks stylish and and im loving the colours, its great there doing something for the world in being sustainable, great review

  3. That looks like the perfect bag for all your summer essentials. I need a bum bag for when I am cycling, so will head over for a look

  4. I love a backpack as I suffer from lower back pain – and always stuff far too much in my handbags! These look really smart and great that they are eco-friendly without looking drab.

  5. This looks like a good bag for being out and about and a backpack is super practical for carrying around. I need a lot of stuff just for me so carrying for kids as well must produce a lot x

  6. This backpack looks absolutely lovely – I love that it is lightweight and looks so stylish as well as being extremely practical too!

  7. The bag looks so beautiful and organic, love that it is mostly handmade as well. Being small built I love bags such as this which will fit my body frame perfectly

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