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Zem Mini Backpack

Zem Mini Backpack

Regular price $ 59.95
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The Zem Mini Backpack is small but mighty—making it the perfect school pack for smaller people or an everyday pack for anyone who has taken Thoreau’s “Simplify, simplify, simplify” advice to heart. While this everyday carry backpack is scaled down, it still has all the durability and organizational features needed for school, work or outdoor activities. Made from the same heavy-duty 14-oz organic cotton canvas as our full-sized Earth Pack in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory, the Zem Mini Backpack has a small flip out internal pocket to keep the small stuff handy and a zippered external pocket for frequently needed items. The straps measure 22.5 inches, providing ample adjustment for children and most adults.  

Your purchase also supports Feeding America's campaign to end hunger by helping donate meals to kids and families in need. 

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The best mini backpack for you and the planet!


• Made with 14-oz Certified Fairtrade Organic cotton canvas 

• Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ Factory 

• Approximately 9L capacity 

• Two main compartment zippers with long pulls 

• Internal hanging pocket 

• Zippered external pocket 

• Lead-free YKK metal zippers and fasteners 


• Bag: 13"(H) x 10.5"(W) x 4"(D)

• Front Pocket: 7.5"(H) x 7.5"(W)

• Inside Pocket: 6” (H) x 8” (W)


• Spot clean with a soft damp cloth and dry it 

• Machine wash separately in cold water 

• Line dry or use low setting in dryer 

• Do not use bleach; do not dry clean 

Additional Notes

• Our products are shipped without plastic bags or excessive packaging, which may leave behind traces of the journey like marks and folds. 

• Our products are handmade; there may be slight visible imperfections and size variations. 

• Zipper tape & thread are made of polyester material; while we are searching for a better option, poly is currently the most durable solution. 

• Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ Factory in India 

Social & Environmental Responsibility

  • Organic Backpacks from Terra Thread

    Fairtrade Cotton

    Opting for Fairtrade organic cotton empowers small-scale farmers and pushes the industry to become sustainable, fair and transparent

  • Organic Fairtrade Backpacks

    GOTS Certified

    GOTS prohibits the use of toxic chemicals during processing and includes strong labor provisions to protect and empower workers.

  • Fairtrade Backpacks from Terra Thread

    Fair Trade Certified™ Factory

    When you choose fair trade products, you are a part of the movement that promotes and support sustainability throughout the supply chain.

  • Carbon Neutral Backpacks

    Carbon Neutral

    It’s about more than just carbon. By shopping our carbon neutral products, you’re investing in projects that promise stronger communities, cleaner skies and greener Earth!

Customer Reviews

Based on 57 reviews

It was a gift for my great grandson, he picked it out. It arrived very quickly after I ordered it. I would buy again!

Christopher Johnson
Cute mini

My daughter picked her blue backpack for the start of school and absolutely loves it! I love that it is organic cotton and sustainable. It looks durable and we will see how long it lasts.

Alena Buinskaya
Perfect even for a taller person.

I love this backpack. As a tall person, I was worried that it would look comical on me—but it fits perfectly. My iPad, a few notebooks, a small umbrella & all other miscellaneous items to run my errands fit inside. The main problem with cotton bags is that they are heavier than their synthetic counterparts, but due to its size, this backpack isn’t that heavy, which is luckily because the straps are on the narrow side (wider straps is my only suggestion for improvement).

Amelia D'Onofrio
Exactly what I wanted

This backpack is the exact size I was looking for! Not too big but not tiny. The material is really nice and strong so I can see it lasting for a good while. Very happy with my purchase.

Zhuo Zhang
side pocket for drinking bottle

I love this bag because it is washable. if there is a side pocket for drinking bottle, I would definitely buy it for my soon to be kindergartener.