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The commuter is a sleek and very lightweight backpack specially made for students and creatives wanting to carry the essentials from A to B, plus for the unexpected bulky or lengthy baggage.

It fits an A3 size sketchbook or folder, and the roll top opens fully to carry annoying long rulers, or material rolls.

It features a large front zipper pocket for quick access to small items. It is padded on the back to provide protection for the items in the laptop compartment, and for extra comfort if wearing all day long.


The front panel is decorated with an abstract mix of green blue and white that reminds me of sea weed and the unfortunate connection between plastics and water. Don’t let plastics reach our oceans, they are better as another bag!



Inner laptop compartment

Unique decorative art piece on front panel.

Large front zipper pocket

Roll top for water protection when closed and the unexpected extra baggage and long items

Back panel padding with soft materials




Recycled LDPE and HDPE plastic bags from local businesses

Upcycled polyester, cotton and other materials from camping tents, curtains and clothing.

Polypropylene webbing straps and adjusters

Heavy duty Nylon Zipper



Size: 60cm x 36.5cm x12.5cm

Capacity: 25 Litres

Weight: 486 grams

Origin of material: Shopping bags and commercially used plastic bags from food and textile industry

Made in Melbourne, Australia

Seaweeds - Commuter backpack

  • These are examples of the patterns you can order, and they are only a reference to the colours and style of materials used for the bags. If you choose for example the Orange Commuter, the pattern used may be completely different but the colours the same or very similar according to availability of plastics. Please feel free to contact us, so we can make just what you want for you. 

    Everything composing this bag (except the polypropylene webbing and clip buckles) is handmade at the Aoracreo workshop.

    The outer layers are made from recycled HDPE and LDPE plastic bags collected from local businesses that produce plastic waste during their daily operations in Melbourne Australia. These plastics are turned into a durable, water-resistant and lightweight material that is fully recyclable, customisable and repairable. The lining is made either from upcycled discarded tents collected at music festivals or upcycled fabrics from local shops and friends. The bag features padding using EVA foam from naughty festival goers that leave their camping matts behind, when the party is over. In saying this we are against this kind of behaviour, and in no way we are promoting for people to leave their trash behind, in order for us to make things.


    Both the plastic bags and upcycled tent tops, are water resistant, so you can make sure your items are going to be dry even in a stormy rain, however, plastic bags are not  necessarily waterproof, and our methods of manufacturing avoid sealing tapes or waterproofing agents to avoid more waste, so over extended periods of time under heavy rain, water will eventually leak.

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