Kånken was first created back in 1978 to help prevent back problems that were emerging among Swedish school children. Two A4 school binders determined its size.
Since then, Kånken has just increased in popularity and is now used by children and adults all over the world.
The bag’s timeless design made from durable, water-resistant fabric Vinylon F has never fallen out of fashion.
Its straight lines have an additional advantage from a sustainability perspective: there is almost no waste when the pattern parts are cut from the fabric.
The shoulder straps are made from a single long piece of webbing that is integrated with the back handle, a detail that also contributes to increased sustainability.
On top of this, its design has been recognized as a work of art. In 2016, the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design, Svensk Form, listed Kånken as applied art – comparable with music, film and literary pieces – citing its distinct, low-key design and high level of functionality..
Today Kånken is available in more colours, sizes and models than ever.
Choose your favourite carefully. You will have it for a long time…i want kanken